The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit (Ship), 1839

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BARCLAY'S FLAG SHIP.---Last week we alluded to the fate of the QUEEN CHARLOTTE and accredited her as being Com. Barclay's Flag-ship in the engagement with Perry. Historical fact requires a correction of this. The ship DETROIT was the British Flag-ship on that day. This vessel after being raised from Presque Isle Bay, was in commission on the lakes some time, and finally condemned in this port on the 10th. of September 1839, and subsequently sent over the Falls. Capt. Finnis, a gallant officer, commanding the QUEEN CHARLOTTE, and fell during the engagement. His remains, together with those of Lieut. Brooks, and Midshipman Laur (?) of the LAWRENCE and Lieut. Stokes of the QUEEN CHARLOTTE, and Garland of the DETROIT, all were interred in a common grave the day after the battle, in a lonely place on the margin of the lake, a few paces from the shore. The seamen who fell in the conflict found a hasty burial in the lake.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, October 3, 1844

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Detroit (Ship), 1839