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Delano, Amasa

Delano, Amasa ăm´əsə dĕl´ənō [key], 1763–1823, American sea captain, b. Duxbury, Mass. At 15, he served as a soldier in the American Revolution and later as a privateersman. His experiences on the sea in the days of New England's supremacy, including the slave rebellion aboard a slave ship commanded by Benito Cerreño (later used as the basis of a novella by Herman Melville ), are recorded in his Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, Comprising Three Voyages Round the World (1817).

See J. B. Connolly, Master Mariner (1943) G. Grandin, The Empire of Necessity (2014).

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