The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, July 3, 1876

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A British Ship in the River.

The brig Hornet, which is to be offered up as sacrifice tonight after the naval engagement, was anchored in the center of the river, between Seneca and Cayuga streets yesterday, and attracted much attention by her warlike appearance and frowning ports. The flag of the snug little isles and her burgee floated from her peaks, and her yards were squared for action.

A British red coat kept sentry on deck all day and repelled boarders - one hotel having sent down fifteen or twenty hungry fellows, and sounded the bell as often as the cutter did. Captain Jack Barns, the guard, was highly offended when a fellow told him that the top gallant yard was not as long as it should be, and he replied that the yard was as long as it was one hundred years ago.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, July 3, 1876