Nova Scotia Archives

Spoils of War: Privateering in Nova Scotia

American master dies in Melville Island prison


As the war progressed both sides became increasingly reluctant to parole prisoners. Accordingly, many sailors endured a long captivity in Halifax’s Melville Island prison camp. Some, like Captain Rich, never returned home.

Date: 1813

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Newspapers: Acadian Recorder 10 April 1813 p. 3