During the Revolutionary War, the town of Goose River, which is no known as Rockport, played an active role in the war for independence. It was the frequent site of raids by British soldiers looking for cattle, butter and guns. But it was also the scene of brutal guerilla warfare as the local people often fought back against the invaders. One of these patriots from Goose River was man named William Richardson. One night in 1779, an American privateer named Samuel Tucker captured a British ship that was loaded with goods bound for England. He captured the ship on the high seas and with British warships close behind, sailed for the coast of Maine. He needed a place to hide his plunder and realized Goose River would be the perfect place. He could sail up the narrow channel and shake off his pursuers. Unfortunately, Tucker was not familiar with the river, so he hired Richardson to guide him in. They hide the boat and then, under the cover of night, sailed the ship to safety.
Richardson was pleased to have done his bit, feeling as though he may have avenged the small community against the British. Before the war’s end, the town had been pillaged and burned by the Redcoats, so in 1783, when the Treaty of Paris was signed and the war ended with an American victory, the people of Goose River decided to celebrate.
The biggest party was thrown by William Richardson, complete with feasting and barrels of ale. Richardson had more than his share of alcohol that night, and he made sure that others did to. He made it a point to make the rounds of the party with pitchers in hand, making sure that everyone’s cup was filled to overflowing. And that was his downfall...
Most Helpful Girl
sit down and have a beer with the ghost I mean how many opportunities will you get in a lifetime0
Most Helpful Guy
Kindly tell him no. I don't do alcohol. But I'd happily hang out sometime.. I bet he'd be able to tell some stories.1