A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner... Walk into a Bar

Bears, Brigs, and the Battle of Lake Erie

March 12, 2021 Tall Ships America Season 2 Episode 8
A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner... Walk into a Bar
Bears, Brigs, and the Battle of Lake Erie
Show Notes

In our final mini-sode, Nic digs into the legend of Rough Bruin, a bear that served as an enemy combatant onboard the HMS Detroit. We learn about Rough Bruin’s exploits during the battle, and Nic speculates as to what Rough Bruin’s post-war life may have looked like. This episode features a special, albeit extremely brief, cameo by historian Shane Allan. 

Ships mentioned: US Brig Niagara, USS Porcupine, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, HMS Detroit, HMS Victory, HMS Queen Charlotte, HMS Swiftsure, Sørlandet.