The Friends Good Will, a tall ship (merchant square topsail sloop) from South Haven, MI, participated in the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 2, went to Erie, PA and developed engine problems while returning near the islands on Sept. 10. She left the evening of September 14, after some interesting adventures. The full story behind this gallery is at http://www.middlebass.org/friendsgoodwill.htm.
Within an hour after the great guns of the Battle of Lake Erie fell silent, Commodore Perry mentioned her in his now famous dispatch, "We have met the enemy and they are ours: Two Ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop." That sloop was Friends Good Will.