Escape of the Royal George 1812

Escape of the Royal George 1812 (HM1KQ7)

Location: Napanee, Ontario K7R 3K7 Lennox and Addington County
Country: Canada
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N 44° 8.43', W 76° 51.109'

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Opposite here is the gap between Amherst Island and the eastern tip of Prince Edward County. On November 9, 1812, the British Corvette "Royal George" (22 guns), commanded by Commodore Hugh Earl(e), was intercepted off False Duck Islands by an American fleet, comprising seven ships under Commodore Isaac Chauncey. Pursued by the enemy, "Royal George" escaped through this gap into the Bay of Quinte's North Channel. The chase resumed in light winds the following day when she arrived safely in Kingston harbour. Chauncey, intent on capturing the largest British warship then on Lake Ontario, attacked her in the harbour, but after exchanging fire with "Royal George" and shore batteries, was forced to withdraw.
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HM NumberHM1KQ7
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Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historical Sites Board
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Date Added Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 351882 N 4889145
Decimal Degrees44.14050000, -76.85181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 8.43', W 76° 51.109'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 8' 25.8" N, 76° 51' 6.54" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7499 Loyalist Pkwy, Napanee Ontario K7R 3K7, CA
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