Shannon & Chesapeake

A popular American song with a Yankee Doodle Dandy refrain celebrating the defeat of a British man o’ war was rewritten when, in 1812, the British overcame the American frigate Chesapeake. In 2010 Bonhams auctioned some early 19th century scrimshaw and tells the story.

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