August 19, 2018

The HMS Thorn was built in Mistley, England and launched on February 17, 1779. She weighed over 305 tons, had eighteen guns, was coppered along the hull bottom and pierced for eighteen guns.  Unfortunately, service in the Royal Navy was short lived as the ship and crew...

August 9, 2018

William Jackson was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1731. By 1758, he partnered with his widowed mother, Mary Jackson, and opened a shop that sold groceries and general merchandise to the general public. 

In 1763 Jackson broke out on his own and started to sell a wid...

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