Carolina (1818)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Schooner, Carolina, left Bahia on 23 August 1818 and purchased 183 enslaved people at the Costa da Mina (no date recorded). This broad region corresponds to a coastal strip in the Gulf of Guinea encompassing the Gold Coast and Bight of Benin. While some ships leaving ports along the Gold Coast would not have carried Yoruba speakers, many of these ships would have been avoiding British blockades and likely traded further east in the Bight of Benin, most especially between Little Popo, Ouidah and Lagos. The captain, Francisco Xavier de Abreu, sailed the vessel, owned by João Pereira de Araújo França, back toward Brazil as intended, when it likely landed at São Salvador da Bahia in 1818. Only 160 people survived the Middle Passage. For more information, see Map of 1818

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

 Idade de Ouro do Brasil, IDO, 1818-8-18.