Stono Breakers

Other names: Fair American - Betsey

*Capt. Charles Morgan, brig Fair American vs. Capt. John McNeil, schooner Betsey, 21 Aug 1777

Where: 32.63393 -79.97066 Stono Breakers

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  • E. Lee Spence, B.I.S., D.M.H., Shipwrecks of South Carolina and Georgia, Spence's List 1520-1865, Sea Research Society, Sullivan's Island, SC, 1984, p233.
    The schooner Betsey, Captain John McNeil, which was traveling under convoy as part of the Jamaica fleet bound to New York was captured by the Letter of Mark brig Fair American, Captain Charles Morgan, during the night of August 21, 1777. She carried a cargo of 184 puncheons of rum. She was being sent to Charleston, South Carolina, as a prize of war when she was run upon the Stono Breakers on August 23, 1777, and was beat to pieces. Over 100 puncheons of her cargo was saved. (Note: A report published in the "South Carolina and American General Gazette" of August 28, 1777, showed John McNeil as the captain of the schooner Margery.)

  • NBBAS:One Not found.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
    Aug 1777 listing: Not found

Related locations:
Off Stono Inlet,   Fair American - Margery,   Capture of 7 British Vessels,   Sandy Point

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