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CARMAN, Captain, seaman, died at sea in December, 1645. He commanded a vessel that sailed from New Haven in December, 1642, for the Canary islands. During the voyage he was attacked by a Turkish pirate, and a severe engagement followed, in which the American vessel was boarded by a force outnumbering his own by five to one; yet he succeeded in driving them off, and escaped with the loss of a single man and several wounded. In November, 1645, he sailed from Boston for Malaga, and, running aground off the coast of Spain, was, with many others, drowned.
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