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Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Slave ship story lives on in descendants
Bahamian museum displays artifacts from 1860 wreck

After a 36-day voyage from the Congo in Africa on July 25, 1860, the slave ship Peter Mowell was heading for Cuba.

The 88-foot vessel was carrying a human cargo of 400 captive Africans, including 256 children who would have inevitably ended up slaves had the winds of fate not been blowing in their favor that day.

The 129-ton schooner already had los...

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