Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

British Navy blockades enemy coast


A key development in the war at sea involved Britain’s imposition of a close blockade on the American coast. For a time New England was exempted, in order to allow for continued trade, since Britain needed access to such American goods as food.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Weekly Chronicle 26 March 1813 p. 2