The yacht ""Wanderer"" was one of the last vessels to disembark slaves in the United States
of America. It sailed from New York, in June of 1858, towards the Caribbean Sea, from
where it crossed the Atlantic to Africa, and arrived in Savannah, Georgia, later that
year. The image shows a page of the ""Wanderer’s"" logbook. This page indicates the first
time that the yacht touched the African coast. According to the logbook, the ""Wanderer""
arrived first at the Congo River, but later sailed southwards to Benguela. Other sources
indicate that the yacht embarked slaves at Ambriz, on the Angolan coast, but the logbook
provides no further information on the voyage after the ""Wanderer"" arrived at Benguela.
The image is reproduced courtesy of the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory
Voyage ID =
4974 - Wanderer, 1858