Reminds one of the publisher of The Nation's grandfathers grandfather's cousin, the mariner.
Enterprising young man, given charge of a New York sloop in 1802, when he was but 19.
Took her down east to Halifax to load salt herring and was hailed by a revenue cutter as he returned to American waters
"What Vessel are You ?"
" The Flying Fish!"
'What's your cargo?"
"Who's your Captain?"
They boarded him and were greatly chagrined to find his papers in order.
No one could approach the reputation for probity that arose from the business sign displayed outside his South Street premises in later years
Captain Preserved Fish
Dealer in Whale Oil
Good and Bad