"Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813
Publication
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jan 2001, p. 25-37
Description
Creator
Malcomson, Robert, Author
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Articles
Description
After applauding land successes at Detroit and Queenston, Strachan condemned the inability of the Provincial Marine to operate as an effective naval force, an opinion shared by Sir George Prevost and other key British officers.
The opinion of at least one individual on the quarterdeck of the Provincial Marine was different. This essay aims to settle the difference between the comments made by Strachan and Richardson by tracing the development of naval forces on the Great Lakes from their origins in the Seven Years' War to the autumn of 1812. The point will be made that the Provincial Marine, as it existed in 1812, had only a faint tradition of naval tactics since it, and the organizations that preceded it, had been primarily employed as a frugally operated transport service for the better part of five decades.
Date of Publication
Jan 2001
Date Of Event
1755-1813
Subject(s)
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
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Copyright Holder
Canadian Nautical Research Society
Recommended Citation
The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du nord, XI, No. 1 (January 2001), 25-37.
Contact
Canadian Nautical Research Society
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"Not Very Much Celebrated:" The Evolution and Nature of the Provincial Marine, 1755-1813


After applauding land successes at Detroit and Queenston, Strachan condemned the inability of the Provincial Marine to operate as an effective naval force, an opinion shared by Sir George Prevost and other key British officers.
The opinion of at least one individual on the quarterdeck of the Provincial Marine was different. This essay aims to settle the difference between the comments made by Strachan and Richardson by tracing the development of naval forces on the Great Lakes from their origins in the Seven Years' War to the autumn of 1812. The point will be made that the Provincial Marine, as it existed in 1812, had only a faint tradition of naval tactics since it, and the organizations that preceded it, had been primarily employed as a frugally operated transport service for the better part of five decades.