John Martin, special deputy collector of customs at Plattsburg, N. Y., has presented Vice President Hobart with a new gavel. It is made of oak from the Royal Savage, an American schooner which has been at the bottom of Lake Champlain for 120 years. She was sunk by the British off Valcour Island on October 11, 1776. She was under command of Captain Wynkoop, and was a part of the squadron then commanded by Benedict Arnold.
Unknown, "Personal Intelligence," Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, Thursday, 18 November 1897, p. 6.
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