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The Middle Passage: 3 Ships

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The Middle Passage: 3 Ships

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Many Ships navigated the Atlantic Ocean during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.  The journey from and back to West Africa is also known as the ‘Middle Passage’.   Here are 3 ships that made that journey.

1800 HMS Asia


In 1800, the vessel HMS Asia transported about 600 Jamaican Maroons from Nova Scotia, Canada to Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Maroons were originally from Trelawney Town, Jamaica and upon arrival in Freetown, established Maroon Town there.

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Akindele Decker is a Sierra Leonean poet and writer with ancestral links across West Africa and the other side of the Atlantic. He resides in Maryland, USA with his family.

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