The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1813

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p.2 Cannadaigua, June 22nd

News from Lake Ontario.

The naval force of the enemy, on Lake Ontario, are cruising from Niagara, down the American side of the Lake, for the purpose it would seem of sweeping the coast, in which they have been but too successful. On Saturday the 12th instant near the Eighteen Mile Creek they captured two schooners and several boats, with valuable cargoes, bound from Oswego to Niagara. On Tuesday, the 15th, at 4 P.M. the force appeared off the mouth of Genesee river, to which place they sent several boats with about 500 men, 150 of whom landed, went into the village of Charlotte, placed sentries around the place, to prevent the inhabitants from going out to give alarm, shut the citizens up in 1 or 2 buildings and proceeded to execute their object. They entered the storehouses and took off between 4 & 500 barrels of flour, pork, etc., together with a large boat laden with 1200 bushels of corn, destined for our troops at Niagara. About 80 of the militia of Penfield turned out, but did not arrive in season for service. The enemy went off about four the next morning, having met with no opposition but from the owners of the boat, Messrs. Spalding and Hildreth.

From this they proceeded to Sodus before which place they appeared on Saturday last, about 5 P.M. and sent a demand for the property there to be delivered up, accompanied with a threat to burn the place if refused. The property had been removed to a safe distance, and the enemy being disappointed, executed their threat on Sunday, by setting fire to several buildings near the water. We have heard of but one man being killed, Abs. Warner...

Official Account of Attack at Black Rock - ....the Enemy' Blockhouses, Stores, Barracks and Dockyard together with a large vessel were burnt, and all the ordnance and stores that could not be removed were destroyed, and the detachment .... 8 large boats and scows were brought away loaded with stores.

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1813