In December 1637, Peter Minuit’s party boarded the pinnaces Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel in Goethenburg, Sweden, and in 1638 sailed up the Delaware Bay and landed in the New World. There, they established the colony of New Sweden. When Minuit departed in 1639, he left behind a colony commissioner and a small company of soldiers—and his slave, Antonius.
Philadelphia’s Fruits of Industry on Display at the Independence Seaport Museum
By Jonathan L. Hoppe