Portsmouth Harbour, ca. 1700.
The real struggle for control of overseas trade
occurred in European waters. Naval vessels destined for the
Newfoundland station often left from here.
Detail from an engraving by Hulsbergh after Lightbody.
From Frank C. Bowen, The Sea: It's History and
Romance Vol II (London: Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1926) 6.