The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A good prize on Ontario
Publication:
Niles Weekly Register, Oct. 29, 1814


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A good prize on Ontario. - On the 30th Sept. a gig belonging to the Superior with an officer and 4 men only, captured near the mouth of the St. Lawrence, 6 boats manned with 35 men (armed) laden with wine, brandy, crates and dry goods , bound to Kingston, and brought them safe into the harbor; the men were paroled and landed soon after capture -- the boats and their cargoes were estimated at $12,000.

Lake Huron. - Two of our sch'rs (says the Albany Argus) the Tygress and Scorpion, with their crews of 57 men, have been surprised and captured by the enemy in Lake Huron. The enemy consisted of 130 soldiers, 20 sailors and 250 Indians. Three of our men escaped at the bay of Quinte, crossed Lake Ontario in a canoe, and landed at Genesee river.


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Date of Original:
Oct. 29, 1814
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Local identifier:
GLN.4393
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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A good prize on Ontario