Shipwreck and Salvation – The Wreck of the Prince Maurice 1657

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On the night of March 8, 1657, as a Nor’easter raged, a Dutch ship, The Prince Maurice slammed into the coast of Fire Island. Aboard were 129 souls – passengers, crew and Dutch West India Company soldiers. Ashore were Indigenous people on their coastal night watch, listening to the ship crash against the shoal. The […]