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Nope. First is claimed off Fairhaven Mass. On 14 May 1775.

 

The capture of the Margheretta was June 11, but nowhere near Boston. The battle was in Machias Bay on the coast of Maine (at the time, part of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay).

 

Quite the annual celebration each year in Machias (parade was yesterday).

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Wayne,

 

I will not argue with you as I have great respect for your knowledge and library.  Just picked that one up off the internet and as we can see, we should not believe everything we read on the internet.  Thanks for the correction!  I hope their parade and celebration was a really fun time!

 

Allan

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Wayne,

 

I will not argue with you as I have great respect for your knowledge and library.  Just picked that one up off the internet and as we can see, we should not believe everything we read on the internet.  Thanks for the correction!  I hope their parade and celebration was a really fun time!

 

Allan

 

Ah, you are much to kind, sir!

 

'Tis a common error for those from away (in this case, defined as beyond New England) to confuse anything north of New York City with "Boston".  Not your error, but rather who ever posted the one you spotted.  Sort of like assuming that since you are from Florida you must be close to Jacksonville. About the same distance separates the locations.

 

I actually had not been familiar with the Battle of Machias Bay until after moving here - as I noted, it is a rather large point of pride for the residents of Machias and neighboring communities. 

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