During the American Revolution, the Battle of Halifax took place between the American privateer Jack and the 14-gun Royal Naval brig HMS Observer off Halifax Harbour’s Sambro Light. The Jack lost the battle, striking its colours the next day. The battle was one of several in the area. (Painting: The American privateer Jack and the 14-gun Royal Navy
brig HMS Observer engage in battle off Halifax Harbour’s Sambro Light
. From Halifax: The First 250 Years, Judith Fingard, Janet Guildford, and David Sutherland.)