The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 14, 1838

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p.2 Arrival of Earl of Durham at Kingston - in steamboat Brockville.

We understand, with reference to an Extra from Sackett's Harbor, published below, that Lieut. Leary, R.N., commanding the Bull-Frog, with a party of tars, landed on Grindstone Island last Thursday morning, got to the house or hut where the noted Bill Johnson with 6 or 8 followers, were quartered; but being seen just as they were getting to the house the pirates instantly made their escape through the brush, with the exception of two, who were taken, with two or three muskets... prisoners handed over to Captain Gwynn, of the American Army, commanding the Steamboat Telegraph.... [Jefferson County Whig Extra]

Sacketts Harbour, July 12th, 1838

(part) .... " The boat of Johnson is 28 feet long and 4 1/2 feet wide, clinker built, painted black at the bottom, white above, with a yellow streak about 6 inches wide, just under the gunwale, ornamented with a red stripe above and below. The inside of the boat is red. She has one set of sweeps, and one set of short oars, so as to row either single or double-handed. This boat is so light that 2 men can carry her with ease, and she is capable of transporting 20 men, with their arms."

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 14, 1838