Hand-to-hand battle on 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1775

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Hand-to-hand battle on 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1775

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An illustration entitled "Hand-to-Hand Engagement on the Deck of the 'Margaretta,' June 12, 1775, is taken from the book Life of Captain Jeremiah O'Brien Machias, Maine by Andrew M. Sherman (1902).

The illustration depicts the fighting by American patriots from Machias with British sailors aboard the Margaretta in Machias in 1775. The Americans killed the captain and captured the ship in what often is called the first naval battle of the American Revolution.

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  • Title: Hand-to-hand battle on 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1775
  • Creator: E. L. Daugherty
  • Creation Date: circa 1902
  • Subject Date: 1775-06-12
  • Location: Machias, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: B Ob6s
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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