The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Niles Weekly Register, Sat., June 18, 1814, page 267


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The following (exclusive of a number of small vessels) is the force of the hostile ssquadrons on Lake Ontario, as stated in the Albany Argus:

AMERICAN
guns
Superior66
Pike28
Madison25
Jefferson23
Jones23
Sylph, brig22
Oneida18
Lady of the Lake2
207
New ship on the stocks, 44
251
BRITISH
Prince Regent62
Princess Charlotte44
Wolf28
Royal George24
Melville22
Earl Moira18
Prince Regent, brig12
Sir Sidney Smith12
222

One of the gun boats captured at Sandy Creek, carrying a long 32 and 68 lb carronade, is called the Lord of the Lake. Well - he is now united to the Lady of the Lake, and we wish him joy.

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Extract of a letter from Com. Macdonough, commanding U.S. Naval forces on Lake Champlain, to the Secretary of the Navy, dated U.S. ship Saratoga, at anchor off Plattsburg, May 29, 1814.

I have the honor to inform you that I have arrived off here to-day, and having been informed that the enemy had retired to the isle aux Noix, the squadron was brought to an anchor. There is now a free communication between all parts of this Lake, and at present it is no doubt of this communication being interrupted by the enemy. I find the Saratoga a fine ship; she sails and works well; she is a ship between the Pike and the Madison on Lake Ontario; the schooner is also a fine vessel, and bears her metal full as well as was expected. The gallies are also remarkably fine vessels.


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Sat., June 18, 1814
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GLN.3838
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English
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Richard Palmer
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Niles Weekly Register, Sat., June 18, 1814, page 267