Bottle with King George's broad arrow mark, ca. 1812

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This medicine bottle is marked with the broad arrow seal used to designate the property of King George (1660-1727) and the Royal Navy. The King's agents used the same seal to mark and identify white pine trees to be used for English ship masts.

The bottle was found on the Brig Boxer, which was involved in the September 1813 battle with the USS Enterprise off Monhegan Island during the War of 1812. The USS Enterprise won the battle, and both captains were killed.

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  • Title: Bottle with King George's broad arrow mark, ca. 1812
  • Creation Date: circa 1812
  • Subject Date: circa 1812
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Glass
  • Dimensions: 24 cm x 11 cm
  • Local Code: 236*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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