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中国皇后号之前的Sloop Harriet

已有 1247 次阅读2023-4-17 04:43 |个人分类:华人历史|系统分类:随笔评论

中国皇后号之前这艘双帆船已经到了好望角。英国人用高价收购了西洋森,于是sloop Harriet, of Hingham, Captain Hallet
赚到了钱但是没有当成冠军。
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The history of this discovery goes back to the close of hostilities, and reveals a thread of optimism and energy running through years of depression. In December, 1783, the little fifty-five-ton sloop Harriet, of Hingham, Captain Hallet, sailed from Boston with a cargo of ginseng for China. Putting in at the Cape of Good Hope, she met with some British East-Indiamen who, alarmed at this portent of Yankee competition, bought her cargo for double its weight in Hyson tea. Captain Hallet made a good bargain, but lost the honor of hoisting the first American ensign in Canton, toa New York ship, the Empress of China.



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