The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dominion of the Lakes
Niles Weekly Register, Oct. 14, 1812

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Dominion of the Lakes - Government, it seems, are at length wide awake on this subject. Capt. Chauncey and about 700 brave tars, and about 150 marines have within a few weeks past proceeded through Schenectady on their way to Lakes Erie and Ontario. They were in high spirits and will no doubt shortly wrest the trident from the mistress of the ocean, as far as it respects the dominion of the Great Lakes.

About 100 ship builders and carpenters have also gone on, and a gentleman from the westward informs that a war vessel, pierced for 18 guns, was actually built from the keel in 15 days. Adam and Noah Brown were the builders. This looks like energy.

I am informed (but the information may be like a thousand other rumors afloat) that the American naval force on Lake Ontario, has been considerably augmented, and the commander has determined to go out this week, for the purpose of attacking the royal family on the lake.

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Richard Palmer
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Dominion of the Lakes