Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia


Successful NS Privateer Sherbrooke offered at auction for peacetime use

As the war drew to a close privateer vessels were increasingly sold or converted for use in regular trade. Soon all that survived of Nova Scotia’s war at sea were stories, often told with a tone of nostalgia.

Date: 1815

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 7 January 1815 p. 3

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