Section of Embarkation Canoe

Description

This image depicts a cross section of boat, showing how slaves were positioned on board to be taken offshore to waiting slave ship. As reported in The Illustrated London News, these are "the embarkation boats used by the [Spanish] slave factors [on the Gallinas River in Sierra Leone at the Upper Guinea coast region]; they are launched from the beach, with 200 slaves in their bottom; besides 20 or 30 rowers to each boat, which is about 40 feet long, 12 broad, and seven or eight feet deep" (p. 237).

Source

The Illustrated London News (April 14, 1849), vol. 14, p. 237.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

E022

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Upper Guinea Coast

Citation

"Section of Embarkation Canoe", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2560
This image depicts a cross section of boat, showing how slaves were positioned on board to be taken offshore to waiting slave ship. As reported in The Illustrated London News, these are "the embarkation boats used by the [Spanish] slave factors [on the Gallinas River in Sierra Leone at the Upper Guinea coast region]; they are launched from the beach, with 200 slaves in their bottom; besides 20 or 30 rowers to each boat, which is about 40 feet long, 12 broad, and seven or eight feet deep" (p. 237).
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