Sandy Hook

Shipping off New York

Shipping off New York

James E. Buttersworth, signed, c.1860. Behind the ship headed into New York is the Sandy Hook light. The vessel is shortening sail perhaps to take aboard a pilot

USS PRESIDENT and HMS ENDYMION

USS PRESIDENT and HMS ENDYMION

Thomas Buttersworth Sr. c.1815. The War of 1812 was over when the British captured the frigate USS PRESIDENT. But no one knew a peace treaty had been signed.