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Your search for posts with tags containing Passage found 10 posts

April 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All gentlemen passengers, [who are] inclined to favour him with their custom[, will] meet with good usage, from their humb[le ser]vant.” From the early spring through...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2021

The Forest Rebel

“His hand was against every man, and every man’s hand against him”—Genesis “The world was not his friend, nor the world’s law”—Shakespeare A German academic, colleague and close...

June 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (June 30, 1769). “A neat BOAT, suitable for the reception of passengers.” Readers encountered four advertisements for transportation via “Passage...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jun 2019

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (October 22, 1768).“The Snow TRISTRAM … WILL be ready to sail in 14 Days.” In the late 1760s Joseph Russell and William Russell advertised...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Oct 2018

November 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Chronicle Extraordinary (November 11, 1767).“She is a new Vessel, has excellent Accommodations for Passengers.” The various commodities marketed in eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Nov 2017

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (July 3, 1767).“A Passage-Boat fitted in the best Manner for the Reception of Passengers.” Samuel Beebe and Ebenezer Webb were competitors. Both operated...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jul 2017

July 13

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-Hampshire Gazette (July 11, 1766).This advertisement caught my eye thanks to its fairly unique format. It ran across the bottom of the three columns on the second page of the July...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Jul 2016

June 21

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Virginia Gazette (June 20, 1766).“For BRISTOL, THE ship RIALTO, DAVIDE MERIWETHER master.” The Rialto was scheduled to sail for Bristol in less than two months, but the master...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jun 2016

Samuel Hearne. 9. Pack Weight.

There is a series of videos about Samuel Hearne's trek to find the copper mines for the Hudson Bay Company produced by Ray Mears, but unfortunately these videos contain misinformation. Hearne was NOT travelling light like the Indians. All had heavy packs...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Nov 2012

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