"The Tahiti Carried No Slaves" - New York Tribune

"The Tahiti Carried No Slaves" - New York Tribune

H. H. Leavitt Believed to have Perished with the Passengers

by: | publication date: December 1, 1891 | Publication: The New York Tribune | pages: 5

In the account published in The Tribune yesterday of the wreck of th brig Tahiti, the dispatch, which of passengers, 270 in number, all of whom are believed to be lost, as "South Sea slaves." Humphrey H, Leavitt, of this city, who was a three-fourths owner of the brig, and Captain C. Erickson, who was in command, are also supposed to have perished.

An account of the shipwreck of the blackbirding vessel Tahiti providing details about the ship's owner H. H. Leavitt, who died in the wreck.