p.2 St. Clair Buccaneers Routed - steam vessel Gratiot captures schooner.
[Detroit Advertiser June 30th]
The Prescott Sentinel terms our remarks last week respecting the Dolphin, "nonsense, " and yet in the same breath he admits their correctness by admitting the facts. He tries to explain them away by saying that the Dolphin's machinery was out of order, but was then repaired, and she would do all that boat could do. Well, last Saturday morning she started, fully repaired, and proceeded three miles, when her engine broke again, and had not the Kingston come up and taken off her passengers, they might have trudged back to Prescott as they could. So much for the Dolphin: besides she is an American boat.
troop movements on Great Britain, Commodore Barrie, and St. George.
..."we have had a few minutes conversation with Captain Moodie, of the lake steamboat St. George, from whom we learn that just before he left Ogdensburgh, the steamer Telegraph, (taken into service by General Macomb,) arrived there with fifty United States troops on board, from a cruise among the Thousand Islands. The Telegraph is under command of Captain Gwynne. She visited the island on which Bill Johnson had his headquarters, but the bird had flown. The outlaw's home was found to be a spacious cavern, partly excavated by human labor, of sufficient capacity to serve as a comfortable home. Captain Gwynne entered the cave to the distance of eighty-five feet, and ascertained that it contained several rooms, most of which bore marks of recent occupation....