"We arrived the second of August at Fort Gratiot, which is situated at the opening of Lake Huron at the beginning of the river St. Clair. Our arrival at this place was picturesque enough. It was evening: the sun had just gone down, stormy clouds covered the sky, lightning flashed on all sides. We were dancing on the deck, to the sound of the violin and hautboy (Cor anglais). Lake Huron and its immense waters spread before us like those of the ocean. It was in this situation that, the ball being over, the orchestra played the Marseillaise for us."
Beaumont (Pierson 292-293)