more about Captain Costas of the Vencedor de Ituzaingo/Bolivar
Brian Vale, a naval historian and author of A War Betwixt Englishmen, Brazil against Argentina on the River Plate. 1825-1830 has kindly allowed me to quote his comments on J. J. Costas/Coste and the notice he published in the British Packet on November 8 1828.
After successful cruises in
1827, in early 1828, the vessel was refitted in Carmen de Patagones and
renamed Libertador Bolivar, clearly (as one learns from Costas' advertisement)
with extra money provided by Mr Bertram. Bottomry is a maritime mortgage.
At the end of 1828 the war with Brazil is over and Costas, having heard
rumours that the shareholders are thinking of selling the vessel off,
is telling them in the advert of Mr Bertram's mortgage and warning them
that they will have to repay him from the proceeds.
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