National Geographic : 1963 Apr
WATERCOLOR (ABOVE) BY ANTOINE ROUXAND OIL PAINTINGBY JAMES FROTHINGHAM,PEABODYMUSEUMOF SALEM Profitable privateer, the brig Grand Turk fires a salute to Marseille, France. In five cruises dur ing the War of 1812, the doughty 18-gunner took 31 English prizes. Elias Hasket Derby prospered from privateer ing during the American Revolution. Voyages of two earlier Grand Turks helped make him one of the Nation's first millionaires. NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY For readers seeking further information on man's nautical progress through the ages, the Society proudly recommends its most recent book, Men, Ships, and the Sea, to which Capt. Alan Villiers and other noted maritime authorities have contributed. This beautifully illus trated volume of 436 pages, with 259 color plates and 27 maps, is available at $9.85, postpaid. It can be ordered only from the National Geographic Society, Dept. 70, Washington 6, D. C. Specify later billing if desired.