Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

Liverpool Packet captured by Americans

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Here is an American account of the capture of the Liverpool Packet. Light winds prevented the Nova Scotian vessel from escaping through flight. Such was American anger over their earlier losses to the Packet, that for months her captain languished in jail on a diet of bread and water.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 26 June 1813 p. 2