The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1812


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p.3 On Monday last a party from Gravelly Point, consisting of about 150 Rifle men, under the command of a Captain Forsyth, landed at Gananoque and attacked the Militia stationed there, about 50 in number....(more details)

As soon as intelligence of this attack was conveyed to Kingston, a detachment of Troops and Militia under the command of Col. Nichol, who volunteered his services, were dispatched to intercept the invaders, but they had retired. The detachment however landed on Tuesday morning on the American shore, at a place called Briton's Point, where the Americans usually kept a strong Guard, which had probably retired to the woods on their approach, as they saw nobody. They found a large Blockhouse begun and in some forwardness. This they burnt, together with the materials provided for finishing it. They destroyed a large Durham Boat and several smaller ones, and returned in the afternoon.....


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Date of Original:
Sept. 26, 1812
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KN.84
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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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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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1812