The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Felicity (Sloop), 1774


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Two small sloops were built at the shipyard on the River Rouge in 1874, these being the FELICITY for Mcbeath and McTavish of Montreal and the ADVENTURE for the Macomb Brothers of Detroit. They seem to have been intended chiefly for the navigation upwards between Detroit and Mackinac.
      Memorials of Fort Erie and Early Navigation of Lake Erie
      by Colonel Cruckshank p13.
     
     
      Colonel Bolton's letters from Fort Niagara to the Agjutant General towards the end of that year contain scanty reference to affairs above.
      Dec. 14. -- "Mr NcComb has sent the FELICITY [armed and manned] with provisions, the other vessls wanting repairs... I understand the ANGELICA was obliged to return to Detroit, losing one of her sailors and had a narrow escape of the whole perishing by the violence of a snow storm".
      Memorials of Fort Erie and Early Navigation of Lake Erie
      by Colonel Cruckshank p. 21.
     
     
     
      A tabular return of the Force and Burthen of His Majesty's Armed Vessels on Lake Erie, Huron, and Michigan is dated August 1st. 1782, and signed by Alexander Grant
Aug. 1, 1782: Brig GAGE, of 154 tons, commanded by John Burnet, crew of 27. and 14 guns
Schooner DUNMORE, of 106 tons, commanded by James Graham. Crew of 14 and armed with 4 swivels.
Schooner HOPE, of 81 tons, commanded by henry Ford. Crek of 11 and carries 4 swivels.
Sloop ANGELICA, of 66 tons, commanded by James Underston. Crew of 7 and carries 4 swivels.
Sloop FELICITY, of 55 tons, commanded by Norman Mckay. Crew of 6 and carries 4 swivels.
Schooner FAITH, of 61 tons, commanded by George Andrews. Crew of 8 and carries 4 swivels.
Sloop WYANDOTT of 47 tons, commanded by William Gibson. Crew of 7 and carries 4 swivels.
Sloop ADVENTURE, of 34 tons, commanded by James Cumming. Crew of 8 and carries 2 swivels.
Un-named gunboat, commanded by Joseph Williams,. Crew of 11 and carries 4 swivels.
      Memorials of Fort Erie and Early Navigation of Lake Erie
      by Colonel Cruckshank p44.


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built, River Rouge
Date of Original:
1774
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McN.E.10415
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Felicity (Sloop), 1774