Elias Hasket Derby was a merchant of mostly privateer ships in colonial America. He had scored big prizes during the American Revolution and actually became the richest man in America at one point in time. One of his ships was the first of New England to trade with China.
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Hi, Adam! I’m reunited with my computer after eight long days without it. It was interesting to learn about Elias Hasket Derby. Privateers have a storied history in Nova Scotia’s past. Have a good one!