"The Schooner Edward A. Horton, as she Appeared Rounding Eastern Point Light, Gloucester, Mass. Oct. 18, 1871, After Her Re-capture from the Canadian Government by Capt. Knowlton and His Gallant Crew of Six Men."
Washington: Haskell and Allen, 1871. 17 1/2 x 24 1/4 (image). Chromolithograph printed in Boston. Very good condition. Framed.
On September 1, 1871 the Gloucester fishing schooner Edward A. Horton, while on a trip to the Cape Shore, was seized by a Canadian Cutter for fishing inside the three-mile limit. Captain Knowlton, determined to get her back, sneaked on board the schooner with six men and quietly sailed the ship out to sea and back to Gloucester harbor. This print depicts the moment the Horton arrives in her home port with people on shore celebrating her return.