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Naval History and Heritage Command

Merchant Brig of the United States Drying Her Sails

A ship with full sails at anchor in a harbor with another ship in the background
Description: Engraving, by Jean Jerome Baugean, 1814, Framed Dimensions 14H X 16W
Accession #: 98-090-FL
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From a series entitled, “A Collection of All Types of Ships-of-War and Merchant Ships.”  Though a merchant ship, like Essex of Salem, privately owned ships of neutral countries were frequently accused of supplying the enemy by both the French and the British in the Napoleonic Wars.

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