The British ship Margaretta is captured: A group of Machias citizens led an impromptu attack on a British ship anchored in Machias Bay. The ship and its captain were there to protect a local merchant who supplied Britain with lumber. Machias residents, armed with guns, swords, axes, and pitchforks, managed to capture the ship and to fatally wound its captain. The capture of the Margaretta was the first naval battle of the American Revolution.

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