18th – Remarkable fine day. Wind S.W. Went to Town return’d to Dinner. Miss Meroni walk’d out on a visit & actually lost her Shoes by sticking in the deep roads & came one half the distance without any
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, February 18, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
On February 18, 1814, the USS Scorpion arrived in Baltimore to join Commodore Joshua Barney’s Chesapeake Flotilla. Built at a Norfolk, Virginia shipyard in 1812, the Scorpion measured around 48 feet long and could hold a crew of 25 sailors.
Learn more about the history of the USS Scorpion and the Chesapeake Flotilla from the Search for the USS Scorpion project blog published by the Maryland State Highway Administration, the US Navy, and Maryland Historical Trust during a 2010-2011 archaeological survey of a War of 1812 shipwreck on the Patuxent River.
February 18th Latitude 10, Longitude 58, 17, captured the British sloop Martha, from Barbadoes to Demerara, laden with government stores; took out what suited our convenience, destroyed the balance and sent the sloop off as a cartel, sending her 25 prisoners upon parole.
From the journal of the Chasseur, excerpted in Baltimore American, June 2, 1814. Maryland Historical Society.