The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Adventure (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.
     
     
     
      Before navigation had opened in 1779 Captain Schank made a detailed report on the condition of the ships available for navigating upon the Upper Lakes.
      " The HOPE schooner is reported to me to require considerable repairs before she can navigate - probably not before the latter end of June"
      " The ANGELICA sloop used to be employed to navagate between Detroit and mackinac. The ANGELICA or another vessel must be employed in carrying on the same service."
"The FAITH schooner will probably be employed in carrying up from Little Niagara [Fort Schlosser] to Fort Erie."
      A list of merchant's vessels on Lake Erie and Huron and Superior was appended.
      Name Owner Rig Tons
      ADVENTURE Messrs. Macombm Sloop 16
      PERIAGUA McBeath & Co. " 10
      ARCHANGEL McBeath & Co. " 10
      WELCOME Mr. John Askin " 15
      PERIAGUA Mr. John Askin " 8
      Memorials of Fort Erie and Early Navigation of Lake Erie
      by Colonel Cruckshank p.26.
     
     
     
      June 4, 1780 -- The small sloop ADVENTURE will be sent to Point au Pins to weight the guns of the GAGE left there last fall.
      Memorials of Fort Erie and Early Navigation of Lake Erie
      by Colonel Cruckshank p36.
     
     
     
     
      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.10416
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Adventure (Sloop), 1774