Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The illustration serves as the frontispiece of Life of Captain Jeremiah O'Brien, Machias, Maine; Commander of the First American Naval Flying Squadron of the War of the Revolution by the Rev. Andrew M. Sherman (1902).
The illustration is entitled "The First Sea Fight of the War of the Revolution" and depicts the battle that resulted in the capture of the British ship Margaretta by Machias patriots, led by Jeremiah O'Brien. They were in the sloop Unity.
About This Item
- Title: 'Unity' and 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1755
- Creation Date: circa 1902
- Subject Date: 1755-06-12
- Town: Machias
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: B Ob6s
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Margaretta (Ship)
- Naval battles--Maine
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prizes, etc.
- Unity (Ship)
- O'Brien, Jeremiah, 1744-1818
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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