Trimming Yankee Sails: Pirates and Privateers of New Brunswick
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BeschreibungIn Trimming Yankee Sails, Faye Kert recounts a thrilling but little-known story. Pirates and privateers sailed from New Brunswick ports throughout the 19th century, but their exploits began in earnest during the War of 1812. With Letters of Marque and Reprisal, they waged a legal private war against the King's enemies ? the Americans. The European states outlawed privateering in 1856, but the American failure to sign the treaty left an opening for a gang of ne?er-do-well Saint Johners, led by a renegade Southern rebel, to commit one of the final acts of piracy in North American history. In December 1863, on behalf of the Confederate States of America, they captured the SS Chesapeake, the New York-to-Portland passenger steamer.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GOOSE LANE ED
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2005
Seitenanzahl: 105 Seiten