Capture of "Tigress" and "Scorpion"

Capture of "Tigress" and "Scorpion" (HM1MCO)

Location: Thessalon, Ontario Algoma District
Country: Canada

N 46° 15.613', W 83° 33.939'

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Some 25 miles southwest of here lies the Detour Passage between Drummond Island and Michigan's upper peninsula. In August, 1814, it was occupied by the armed U.S. schooners "Tigress" and "Scorpion", whose intention it was to prevent supplies reaching the British garrison at Michilimackinac. On September 1 a British force of seamen, soldiers and Indians under Lieutenants Miller Worsley, R.N., and Andrew Bulger left Michilimackinac in small boats to attack the enemy. The "Tigress" was boarded on September 3 under cover of darkness. Two days later the "Scorpion" came to anchor nearby and, unaware of her sister ship's capture allowed her to come alongside. Taken by surprise, the "Scorpion" was captured after a sharp fight.
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HM NumberHM1MCO
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Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 302271 N 5126159
Decimal Degrees46.26021667, -83.56565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 15.613', W 83° 33.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 15' 36.78" N, 83° 33' 56.34" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-110 ON-17B, Thessalon Ontario , CA
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