Books About New Hampshire
"Wealth And Honour": Portsmouth During The Golden Age Of Privateering, 1775-1815

Winslow, Richard E., III
(Portsmouth Marine Society, 1988)

Sailing captains & their crews roamed the seas in search of foreign vessels which they could capture & bring back to port. The prizes were sold at auction & the proceeds were divided between ship owners, officers & crew. Portsmouth was one of many American ports involved in this practice. The author has written a history of privateering in Portsmouth, N.H. from the viewpoint of the captains & the crews down at the waterfront & aboard ship.
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