Captain John Strong Privateer and Treasure Hunter

By Florence E. Dyer, published May 1927


The trading and privateering voyage of Captain John Strong in the ship Welfare (or Farewell), 270 tons, 40 guns, to the South Seas in 1689-91 based on his journal and the account of Richard Simson. The chief objective was to look for the wreck of a Spanish treasure ship off point St Helena near the Bay of Puna.   The voyage was largely unsuccessful and the owners lost money. The ship struggled into the Pacific, met obstruction from the Spanish authorities and failed to find the treasure.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Nine Years' War | Caribbean | Pacific
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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