The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1814

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Head Quarters, Cornwall, Oct. 7th, 1814.

General Order.

His Excellency the Commander of the Forces has received from Lt. Gen. Drummond, a Report from Lieut. Col. McDougall of the Glengarry Light Infantry, dated Mackina, the 9th Sept., conveying the highly gratifying intelligence of the capture of the two armed Schooners, Tigress and Scorpion, which the enemy had stationed at the Detour, near St. Joseph's, for the purpose of cutting off all supplies from the Garrison at Mackina.

This gallant enterprise was planned and executed by Lt. Worsley of the Royal Navy, and a detachment of 50 rank and file of the Royal Newfoundland Regt., under the command of Lieut. Bulger, attached for this service to the division of Seamen under that Officer.

The United States Schooner Tigress was carried by boarding at 9 o'clock on the night of the 3rd inst. and the schooner Scorpion at dawn of day on the morning of the 6th inst. The skilful conduct and intrepidity displayed in the execution of this daring enterprise reflects the highest credit on Lieut. Worsley of the Royal Navy, and the Officers, Seamen, and Soldiers under his command. Lieut. Bulger, Armstrong and Radenhurst, of the Royal Newfoundland Regt. are noticed by Lieut. Col. McDougall as also Mr. Dickson and Livingston of the Indian Dept., who volunteered their services on this occasion.

The enemy's loss was three seamen killed, and all the officers of the Tigress, and three seamen severely wounded.

The Scorpion mounted one long 24 pounder, and a long 12. The Tigress one long pounder. They were commanded by Lieut. Tower of the American Navy, and had crews of 30 men each.

The British loss is two seamen killed. Lieut. Bulgar, and seven soldiers, slightly wounded.

Edward Baynes A.G.N.A.

p.3 From the Herchimer American, of Sept. 22nd.

From Sacket's Harbor, Sept. 18th.

Our four ships arrived in this port yesterday afternoon, and the two brigs Jones and Jefferson, arrived last evening - having left the head of the lake in consequence of an uncommon gale of wind, which they experienced from the N.E. on Monday and Tuesday last, in which the Jefferson, Capt. Ridgely, was obliged to throw overboard ten guns, & was I understand somewhat injured in her spars. The Jones, Capt. Woolsey, succeeded in getting clear without any loss. The brig Sylph, and schooners, Lady of the Lake and Conquest are yet out, and as the wind is blowing very severely from the westward this day, I am afraid they will fare hard, unless they are in some Harbor. Several small vessels have dragged their anchors, even in this harbor since morning....

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1814