OTDIH 29 Dec 1837 Canadian militia destroyed the American steam packet Caroline

“The American Steam Packet Caroline Descending the Great Falls of Niagara, after being set on fire by the British, Decr. 29th 1837, with a distant view of Navy Island, Chippewa & Schlosser.” Collection of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

“Destruction of the American Steam-boat Caroline by the British. who having set her on fire sent her with the killed and wounded down the Falls of Niagara on the night of Friday 29th Decr. 1838 [1837].” Collection of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

“The destruction of the Caroline steamboat by fire, on the Falls of Niagara, Upper Canada, on the night of Friday the 29th Decr. 1837.” Collection of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.