Cold Spring School sixth grader Kymani Chapman. Lucy Gellman Photos.
On July 11, 1799 the 350-ton merchantman Neptune pulled into Long Wharf with a cargo of Chinese teas, silks, lacquerware, and export porcelain valued at over $280,000. No other sailing vessel of the period would make as much money on a single trip as did this one, constructed at the old Olive Street shipyards and captained by Water Street resident Daniel Greene.
Joy Donaldson: “What were my people given? A form of Christianity—not true Christianity as we know it today." New Haven Museum Photo.