Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

"Castine Taken"

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Once Castine (in today’s Maine) had been seized by the British it became the principal base for smuggling between Nova Scotia and New England. The port’s Customs House revenue later provided an endowment fund for Halifax’s Dalhousie University.

Date: 1814

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 10 September 1814 p. 3