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This is the first biography of Capt Peter Strickland a little known Connecticut Yankee who crossed the Atlantic 100 times in command of a sailing vessel traded with French and Portuguese colonies during the period 1864 1905 and served as the first American consul to French West Africa for over 20 years We know about Peter Strickland's long life 1837 1921 because he wrote a daily journal from the age of 19 until the year he died He broke away from a long line of Connecticut farmers to adopt a seafaring life at the age of 15 Capt Strickland's merchant marine career l

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Peter Strickland New London Shipmaster Boston Merchant First Consul to SenegalNsul in French West Africa with residence in Senegal The captain accepted the terms he would receive no salary but he could keep the port fees he collected and continue to practice his import export business Living on the former slave island of Gorée Strickland battled epidemics of cholera and yellow fever He suffered from malaria and catarrh His 23 year old son George accidentally drowned off the coast of Dakar Senegal Demoralized and ill Strickland retired to Boston in 1905 and became a gentleman farmer At age 77 he recopied his entire journal into bound volumes

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Download doc ô Peter Strickland New London Shipmaster Boston Merchant First Consul to Senegal ´ ô [BOOKS] ⚣ Peter Strickland New London Shipmaster Boston Merchant First Consul to Senegal Author Stephen H Grant – Dcmdirect.co.uk This is the first biography of CaEd him from the east coast of the United States to the west coast of Africa He introduced American tobacco and wood products into French and Portuguese colonies and on the return trips carried animal hides and peanuts in his 100 ton schooners He wrote and published a book on behalf of sailors The most knowledgeable American in the African trade for 40 years Strickland struggled to maintain an American competitive edge among the dominant commercial presence of French trading houses from Bordeaux and Marseilles The US State Department asked him to become the first co