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 no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 7 January 1815 p. 3