Long Isl, off 1   Long Isl, off 2   Long Isl, off 3  
Long Island SC, off

Other names:
Isle of Palms (modern) What:
1. 20 Nov 1777, Capt. Hawkins Weatherall vs. *British frigate, run aground and burned
2. 20 Nov 1777, American sloop vs. British, captured, demasted and scuttled
3. Shortly before 5 Mar 1778, American brig vs. *British ship and sloop, run ashore

Where:
1. 32.800624 -79.72765 Long Island SC, off, 1
2. 32.78877 -79.761242 Long Island SC, off, 2
3. 32.792712 -79.76687 Long Island SC, off, 3

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • 1: E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.234
    The ship Weatherall, Captain Hawkins, bound from Boston, was run aground on a reef off of the North end of Long Island and(Isle of Palms, South Carolina)and was burned by a British frigate on November 20, 1777. Her crew escaped and made it safely to Charleston.

  • 2: E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.234
    On November 20, 1777, a "small, likely, well built, new" sloop was captured by the British off of the present day Isle of Palms, South Carolina, stripped of her cargo of tobacco and her sails, and afterwards demasted and scuttled. She was then found and towed into Charleston by some black fishermen. She was also described as a "small Northward built sloop."

  • 3: E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.235
    The "South Carolina and American General Gazette" of March 5, 1778, reported that a brig, bound from Boston to Charleston, South Carolina, was chased ashore "a few" miles to the northward of Su11ivan's Island", South Carolina, by a British ship and a sloop. The brig was expected to be lost. (Note: More than likely this wreck was off the present day Isle of Palms, South Carolina.)


  • IOP offshore
    Map and locations courtesy of Jack Parker.

  • NBBAS:One Not found.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   Not found

Related locations:
Schooner Eagle,   Dewee's Inlet, near (Glasgow Packet)

Confidence level:: See above.