Blockade Map


Amos Doolittle of New Haven produced this engraved map in 1813. Among its details are the positions of the American naval ships in the Thames River near Gales Ferry and the British blockading squadron in their usual position off Fishers Island and in Gardiner’s Bay. Although the British did initiate several damaging attacks—most notably at Essex (Pettipauge), Stonington, and Killingworth — the ongoing disruption of American shipping proved to be the most potent effect of the blockade. (New London County Historical Society, 1909.02)