1824 Ship's Invoice for Sugar East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Captain Howland Greene was from a well-known and prominent family in East Greenwich, RI. He lived on the Main Street across from the old Colonel Arnold's Tavern and was a well-loved personality. The quote below is from an early book called Reminisicences of East Greenwich:
"In my first recollection it would have seemed an unreasonable and almost impossible effort of imagination to conceive of any other method of reaching Newport than by Captain Greene's packet, as that class of vessels were then styled, but before many years the trade had changed, so that the sloops had gone more frequently to Providence than to Newport. Capt. Howland Greene had adapted himself and made his trips as often to Providence as to Newport in his advanced life."
This is a great piece of early Rhode Island sailling memorabilia.
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