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Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-14 epub ebook

by Robert Malcolmson

Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-14 epub ebook

Author: Robert Malcolmson
Category: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Chatham Publishing (July 1, 2003)
Pages: 426 pages
ISBN: 1861761120
ISBN13: 978-1861761125
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 762
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The story of the 'naval war' on Lake Ontario is a strange one. The British commander, Sir James Yeo, built . In Lords of the Lake, Robert Malcomson explores the naval activity that took place on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.

The story of the 'naval war' on Lake Ontario is a strange one. The British commander, Sir James Yeo, built an excellent fleet, and never really sought decisive action against his foe, American Isaac Chauney, who more than obliged him, apparently believing that to save his hard-built fleet was more important than hunting down and destroying his enemy, in the words of the immortal John Paul Jones, seeking a fast ship (or ships) and going.

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Lords of the Lake book. It is a fantastic book missing only a strong conclusion of why the campaigns on Lake Ontario were "failures" based on combat but successes based on each countries strategic outlook for the war. The first full-length study of the battle for Lake Ontario in the. The British were not to lose the area then called "Upper Canada" or the Great Lakes region for any reason because if "Upper Canada" was lost then the war and the regions natural resources would be lost. The United States wanted the region to deny timber for th I really want to give this book a . or .

This book, which preceded the interest the war’s bicentennial has spurred, won the 1998 John Lyman Book Prize of the North American Society for Ocean History for Best Work in Canadian Naval and Maritime History. Malcomson focusses on the action on and around a single Great Lake, where the British and Americans worked feverishly to build vessels that could transport troops and engage the enemy.

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Lords of the Lake is the first full-length study of this aspect of the War of 1812. It tells the story of how the contest was waged from the days of the incompetent Provincial Marine squadron to the launch of the 104-gun ship St. Lawrence.

HMS St Lawrence was a 112-gun first-rate wooden warship of the Royal Navy that served on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. She was the only Royal Navy ship of the line ever to be launched and operated entirely in fresh water. Constructed in 1814,. Constructed in 1814, the ship's arrival on the lake ended all naval action and St Lawrence finished the war having never gone into battle. Following the war, the vessel was laid up, eventually being sold in 1832 to private interests

Lords of the Lake : The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814

Lords of the Lake : The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814. By (author) Robert Malcomson. Free delivery worldwide.

Clothing Good deal of information I haven't come across in other War of 1812 books. dgsimmons, September 15, 2013.

Because the armies depended on the lake for transportation, controlling it was a key element in the war on land. Both Britain and the US threw manpower and resources into efforts to build inland navies, culminating on the British side in a ship larger than Nelson's Victory. This is the first full-length study of this aspect of the War of 1812. Robin Brass Studio, Inc. Book Format. Good deal of information I haven't come across in other War of 1812 books.

Of all the struggles that took place along the border between the British provinces in Canada and the United States during the War of 1812, probably the most significant was the battle for the control of Lake Ontario. The lake was a key element both for the invaders and the defending British and both nations threw men and materia into feverish efforts to build vessels with which to gain mastery of the waterway. This narrative features battles and raids, shipwrecks, chases and blockades, the treachery of egoists and the bravery of heroes.
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