On August 11, 1861, the USS Penguin, Commander John L. Livingston, chased the blockade-runner Louisa to where it struck a shoal near the Cape Fear River, North Carolina, where it sank.
U.S. Naval & Heritage Command. August 11, 1861, the USS Penguin, Cmdr. John L. Livingston chased blockade-runner Louisa near Cape Fear River, N.C.. It hit a sand shoal and sank.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIVIL WAR SHIPWRECKS
The Louisa, a Confederate schooner of 200 tons, carrying a cargo of coffee, ran into a reef and capsized on August 10, 1861, near the lighthouse, about three miles south of Fort fisher, The surf quickly borke over the stricken vessel and it was declared a wreck.