navyhistory:

On 12 June 1775, the first naval battle of the American Revolution took place, when HMS Margaretta, commanded by Captain James Moore, entered Machias Harbor to commandeer a load of lumber for the British Army at Boston. They were engaged by the American sloop Unity led by Jeremiah O’Brien. After an hour-long bloody struggle, the Americans defeated the British. NHHC image NH NH 56401.

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