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Exile Destination: New York
NEW YORK - 344 Acadians

     The 136 ton brig Experiment (captained by Benjamin Stoddard) sailed from Annapolis Royal.  The ship, like the Edward, went through a bad storm and ended up at Antigua.  It apparently started off with 250 Acadians, but ended up in New York on May 6, 1756 with only 200 Acadians.  Some may have disembarked and some may have died en route.
     A schooner (probably the Mary) captained by Andrew Durning carried 94 Acadians from Cap Sable to New York, arriving on April 28, 1756.

     A third group of Acadians came to New York by way of Georgia. They were trying to return to their homeland, but were stopped at Long Island on August 22, 1756. Of the 344 Acadians in New York, 110 of them were indentured to British colonists in August of 1756. Some of them tried to escape to Canada the following year, though most were caught and returned. With the end of the war in 1763, most of the New York Acadians sailed to Saint Domingue; and a number of the survivors made their way to Louisiana. Some of the New York Acadians, a small party of 20, made their way to Mobile in 1764 and were probably the first Acadians to reach Louisiana.

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