"The Brig was Bottom Up" - The New York Tribune

"The Brig was Bottom Up" - The New York Tribune

She had nearly 300 slaves on board; They were being taken to Mexico to work at starvation wages; All supposed to be lost

by: | publication date: November 30, 1891 | Publication: The New York Tribune | pages: 1

San Francisco, Nov. 20 - In a brig dispatch from Manzanillo comes news of the wreck of the brig Tahiti, with every soul on her, 270 South Sea slaves, missing. This wreck is a noteworthy one, as it marks the failure of the first extensive attempt at "black-birding" on the Pacific Coast.

An account of the shipwreck of the blackbirding vessel the Tahiti, an event that invited national debate on the practice of blackbirding in the Pacific.