IJ- June 21, 1660

In port, Sint Maarten, Lesser Antilles.

From the journal of Izaak de la Rey

After a pleasant crossing of the Atlantic as a passenger rather than crew, enjoying the company of my fellow companions, we arrive in the port of Philipsburg upon the island of Sint Maarten aboard Captain Ketter’s Zangvogel .

Once ashore we quickly secured a room at dockside boarding house, where we left Francesca who had come down with a case of food poisoning at the end of our passage.

Josette secured employment at the Rusty Hook,

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