The Arms of Amsterdam was a Dutch cargo ship that operated in the early 17th century. Amsterdam was the first cargo ship to leave Manhattan during its time as New Amsterdam on September 23, 1626. She carried a cargo of 7,246 beaver pelts, 675 otter pelts, 48 mink pelts, 36 wilcat pelts, and other pieces of cargo.


Kroessler, Jeffrey A. New York, Year by Year: A Chronology of the Great Metropolis. New York: New York University Press, 2002.

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