Extracts from the Log of a Salt-Trader, 1717-8

By F.C. Prideaux Naish, published February 1920


Between August 1717 and December 1718, the brigantine Mary and Ann, made a trading journey from Dartmouth to the Cape Verde islands to pick up salt, and then on to Barbados in the West Indies, where presumably the salt was sold. The ship them sailed to the Ashley River (Charleston) in South Carolina, and back to Dartmouth. This transcription of the journal of Walter Prideaux captain of the vessel, documents not only the three legs of the voyage, but also the process of acquiring the salt at “Isle Moy”, which took six months.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Miscellaneous

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