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Postby shipstamps » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:50 pm


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Not anything found on, where built and details. The stamp does not depict her as a schooner.
30 December 1812 the schooner PATRIOT sailed out from Georgetown, South Caroline.
On board was as passenger Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of the at that time Vice President of the US Aaron Burr.
The PATRIOT was a famously fast sailer, which had originally been built as a pilot boat, and had served as a privateer during the War of 1812, when it was commissioned by the United States government to prey on English shipping. She had been refitted in December in Georgetown, her guns dismounted and hidden below decks. Her name was painted out and any indication of recent activity was entirely erased. The schooner's Captain, Overstocks, desired to make a rapid run to New York with his cargo, and it is likely that she was laden with the proceeds from her raids.
The PATRIOT and all those on board were never heard of again.
On Maldives 2001.
Source: Wikipedia.
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