Chest from the ship Boxer, ca. 1813

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A label inside this chest says, "Arms chest from the British Brig Boxer captured near Portland, Sept. 5, 1813.

The U.S. Brig Enterprise and the British Brig Boxer fought off Monhegan Island. The Boxer's commander, Captain Samuel Blyth, 29 years of age, was killed in the opening exchange of cannon fire.

On the Enterprise, Captain William Burrows, age 28, was mortally wounded a short time later.

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About This Item

  • Title: Chest from the ship Boxer, ca. 1813
  • Creation Date: circa 1812
  • Subject Date: circa 1812
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, iron
  • Dimensions: 49 cm x 177 cm x 50 cm
  • Local Code: 1999.1.58
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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