Captain Paul Cuffe's Atlantic World

Captain Paul Cuffe's Atlantic World (HM1MPP)

Location: New Bedford, MA 02740 Bristol County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 38.038', W 70° 55.611'

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Cuffe sought support in London from the African Institution - a group that was committed "to stimulating trade with Africa, without itself trading, to promote African education and improved farming methods, and to be a watch-dog against the slave trade." Cuffe was very warmly received in England by both government officials and members of the African Institution. He was granted special rights to trade with Sierra Leone and encouraged to continue working with the black settlers there.

Sierra Leone
On December 2, 1815, Cuffe departed Westport on the brig Traveler and sailed to Sierra Leone on the west coast of Africa to establish a new home for African American expatriates.

The West Indies
Captain Cuffe traded for goods to stock his store Cuffe & Howards (established 1808) with sugar, coffee, chocolate, raisins, cloves, nutmeg, cotton, candles, soap, leaf tobacco, crockery, earthenware, Moroccan shoes, ladies' mock turtle hair combs, and other sundries.

For more information regarding Captain Paul Cuffe visit the exhibit inside the New Bedford Whaling Museum, or visit their website at
Placed ByNational Parks Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 339508 N 4610930
Decimal Degrees41.63396667, -70.92685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.038', W 70° 55.611'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 2.28" N, 70° 55' 36.66" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 Union St, New Bedford MA 02740, US
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