South Santee, reef off

Other names:

Capt. Chapman, ship Live Oak vs. unk. British privateers, driven ashore, 9 Mar 1779

Where: 33.112403 -79.25796 South Santee, reef off

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  • E. Lee Spence, Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, "Spence's List 1520-1865", Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p.241-242,
    A ship from Boston (referred to as "the old Live Oak"), Captain Chapman, was driven ashore on the reef at South Santee, South Carolina, by some British privateers on March 9, 1779. (Note: This may have been the ship Live Oak, built on James Island, South Carolina, in 1749. That Live Oak was 125 tons. Lloyd' s Reqister of Shippinq for Underwriters for 1778 shows a ship Live Oak, Captain Thomas Fortune, as built in Carolina in 1751, and does not list it in the register of the following year. That Live Oak was following year. That Live Oak was 160 tons and drew 14' of water. It had been refitted in 1772 and had a new deck put on in 1773. She was classed as E-l for insurance purposes and was shown as trading out of Boston.)

  • NBBAS:One Not found.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75   Not found.

Related locations:
Bull's Inlet (Schooner Charlotte),   Santee, Reef off (Schooner Driven onto the "Reef off Santee")  

Confidence level:: See above.