Friday, January 26, 2018

The strange case of the illegal slave ship, The Clothilda

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The mystery of the illegal slave ship The Clothilda just might be solved. This ship and its crew for hire defied slaving laws and smuggled slaves on  the regular when it had been strictly forbidden.

On its last known run in the mid to late 1800's, a run that had been privately financed by a planter in the Mobile Ala. region, it was destroyed to hide the fact that it had been to West Africa, had captured 110 people and had delivered them to the port city.

Lost for decades, it seems the wreckage has been found submerged in deep mud in a delta in Alabama. Read more about it at the link above.

One cannot hide what's done in the dark. It always comes to light.

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