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:
|Lady of the Lake||2|
|New ship on the stocks, ||44|
|Prince Regent, brig||12|
|Sir Sidney Smith||12|
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.
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.