Event Summary

Elias Derby's Grand Turk begins American participation in the Eastern trade

Date

April 1786

Description

Elias Derby's Grand Turk anchors at Port Louis, Maritius, beginning American participation in the Eastern trade. Later that year the Grand Turk, chartered by a French trader, becomes the first New England ship to reach China

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Record ID

364