The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Linnet (Brig), burnt, 7 Aug 1814

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A letter from Sackett's harbor, dated Dec. 13, states, that there has lately arrived at that place, a Lieutenant of the British Navy, a deserter from Canada. He commanded the Brig LINNET, which was burnt last summer at the head of lake Ontario, to prevent her falling into our hands. He intends offering his services to our Government, and is to be sent to Washington. He is a genteel man in his dress and appearance, thought to be intelligent, and therefore to be distrusted. (part of article)
      the Buffalo Gazette
      Tuesday, January 10, 1815

      Our fleet on Lake Ontario, to the number of 9 sail arrived off Fort Niagara about 8 or 10 days since. The SYLPH said to be the swiftest sailer on the lake, gave chase to a British Brig, which being unable to escape, was abandoned and blown up. From every appearance she was loaded with munitions of war, intended for the British forts.
      the Buffalo Gazette
      Tuesday, August 16, 1814

the August 16th. article could refer to the Brig LINNET ?

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Reason: burnt
Freight: gunpowder &c.
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
William R. McNeil
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Linnet (Brig), burnt, 7 Aug 1814