The northern colonies produced little except fish, furs, and naval stores, which could be of use to England.
These have reference to its value in the naval stores industry.
At this time the plunder of merchandise and naval stores in the River Thames had reached gigantic proportions.
The longleaf pine is preëminent in importance in the lumber trade and in the production of naval stores.
The northern district was devoted to the production of naval stores and tobacco, the southern more to rice culture.
Yankee enterprise would soon double the amount, and add to it an immense bulk of naval stores and lumber.
He shipped on board an English ship, laden with cotton and naval stores, and just ready for sea.
The vessels employed in these fisheries he knew were invariably supplied with naval stores, etc., and he resolved to live on them.
This capture was of the greatest importance to the American cause, for the two prizes were loaded with military and naval stores.
And when they are in America, they have not such advantages for supplies of provisions, naval stores, &c. as the French.