Grade 8
A Moment in Time
  A China-bound Sailor
(Use with p. 97.)

Recreate the opening of the China trade by using the Internet.

An "Experimental" Voyage to China, 1785-1787
This article by Paul E. Fontenoy tells the story of the American ship Experiment and its voyage to Canton, China in 1785. You can find descriptions of the construction of the ship, financing of the voyage, and cargo loaded, as well as information about the journey and the goods brought back from China. Photographs, engravings, and sketches are also included at this site.


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