Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Wanderer Timeline: Continued
December 24, 1860 — The badly damaged Wanderer arrives in Boston after the crew mutinied against Captain Martin when he tried to buy more Africans for the slave trade. In the winter of 1861, Charles Lamar's father, Gazaway Bug Lamar would take possession of the ship for payment of a due debt.
April 5, 1861 — The Wanderer is seized by the United States at Key West, Florida, so it cannot be used by the Confederate Navy. After the Civil War, the ship is used to transport goods for several different owners.
January 1871 — The Wanderer is caught in a storm off the coast of Cuba. The ship runs aground and sinks.
The Wanderer had a very short life of just 14 years. But from the day the timbers of the mast and spars were cut, to the day she sunk to the bottom of the ocean, the lives of thousands of people were changed by it.
The 407 African survivors created new families here on American soil. Those families
Erected by State of Georgia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1859.
Location. 31° 1.286′ N, 81° 26.04′ W. Marker is on Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Beach View Drive, 0.1 miles north of South Riverview Drive. Marker is located in The Wanderer interpretive kiosk, just north of the parking lot at St. Andrews Beach Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 South Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wanderer Timeline (here, next to this marker); The Wanderer Cilucangy: Ward Lee (here, next to this marker); The Wanderer Built For Speed (here, next to this marker); The Wanderer What Happened to the Survivors: Their Stories (here, next to this marker); The Wanderer Arrival (here, next to this marker); Wanderer Memory TrailSurvivors of the Wanderer (a few steps from this marker); Taken From Africa (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Wanderer Memory Trail
Also see . . .
1. Gazaway Bugg Lamar (Wikipedia). An American merchant in cotton and shipping in Savannah, Georgia, and a steamboat pioneer. In December 1864, with Union General Sherman's troops approaching Savannah, Lamar took President Lincoln's loyalty oath to uphold the United States constitution, in return for the promise that all his property rights would be restored. A high proportion of cotton confiscated in the city by Sherman belonged to Lamar. (Submitted on March 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Wanderer (Wikipedia). On one occasion, the ship was stolen and taken to sea on a piratical and slaving voyage. Near the coast of Africa, the first mate led a mutiny and left her captain at sea in a small boat. The mate sailed Wanderer back to Boston, Massachusetts. After he arrived at Boston on 24 December (Submitted on March 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Wanderer. In the spring of 1861 Union troops seized the Wanderer as an enemy vessel at Key West, Florida. The Union navy converted the ship and used it for various purposes, including gunboat, tender, and hospital ship. At some point after 1865 the Wanderer was purchased by a private citizen and sailed commercially until December 28, 1870, when it sank in the Caribbean, off the coast of Cuba. (Submitted on March 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Additional keywords. The Wanderer Timeline: Continued
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.