Massachusetts navigator and trader.
At the age of twenty, went on a whaling voyage to the St. Lawrence. Served one campaign in the French and Indian War before entering the coasting trade.
During the Revolution, he commanded the privateers Fanny (1777), Count d’Estaing (1778), and Marianne (1780). He later became a pioneer in the maritime fur trade.
Born in Harwich, on the southern shore of Cape Cod. Married in December, 1767 to Huldah Pease.