“The E. A. Horton”


The E. A. Horton is taken by Canadian authorities and her crew imprisoned. The captain leads his men on a daring escape; they recapture their ship and sail home

Historical references

  • Oct 8, 1871 - Canada seizes the E. A. Horton (then in Halifax harbor) on a charge of fishing inside Canadian territorial waters


  1. Laws D28, "The E. A. Horton"
  2. Flanders/Olney, pp. 239-241, "The Schooner E. A. Horton" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton-NovaScotia 144, "Seizure of the E J Horton" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT 753, EAHORTON*
  5. Roud #1840
  6. BI, LD28


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
Keywords: sea prison escape
Found in: US(MW) Canada(Mar)