Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, December 20, 2013

150 Years Ago-- December 20, 1863: B-R Losses Off Frying Pan Shoals

DECEMBER 20TH: Steamer Antonica ran aground on Frying Pan Shoals, NC, (by Wilmington) while attempting to run the blockade. Boat crews from the USS Governor Buckingham captured her crew and attempted to get her off, but failed. It was a total loss. The Antonica had run the blockade many times and was under British registry and name Herald. It was carrying 1,000 to 1,200 bales of cotton at the time. //// USS Connecticut seized British blockade-running schooner Sallie with a cargo of salt off Frying Pan Shoals, NC. //// Old B-Runner

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