Event Summary

British sack and torch New Bedford

Date

September 6, 1778

Description

This was followed up by a similar raid on Martha's Vineyard. Nantucket spared until raided in 1779

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

Whaling, Fishing, Fisheries and their Management, 1400 - to present

Related Sources

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America (2007)