1812Privateers sailed from Gloucester.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Military

Privateer certificate for the Schooner Thrasher signed by President J. Madison, 1812. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archive, Flat File
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During the War of 1812, owners of vessels were commissioned by the government to either engage in maritime warfare or arm their ships against enemy attacks.

Cape Ann Museum Library & Archive, Flat File, Privateer Certificate Sch. Thrasher, signed Pres. J. Madison, 1812
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