"Nothing more uncomfortable than our flat-bottomed boats:" Batteaux in the British Service during the War of 1812
- The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2003, p. 17-28
- Malcomson, Robert, Author
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- From the early days of European expansion into the Great Lakes region, the batteau was an essential part of the transportation system. This flat-bottomed boat was a common sight on the lakes and rivers of the wilderness, yet little has been written about it. This article investigates the batteau's development, its various features and uses with a close examination ofthe manner in which the British organized and utilized the craft during the War of 1812. It will be seen that this very ordinary boat, which received barely a mention from its crews and passengers, played a significant role in supporting the British war effort.
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- Oct 2003
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- Canadian Nautical Research Society
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- The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord, XIII, No. 4, (October 2003) 17-28.
Canadian Nautical Research Society