Thessalon in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
Capture of the “Tigress” and “Scorpion”
Some 25 miles southwest of here lies the Detour Passage between Drummond Island and Michigan's upper peninsula. In August, 1814, it was occupied by the armed U.S. schooners "Tigress" and "Scorpion", whose intention it was to prevent supplies reaching the British garrison at Michilimackinac. On September 1 a British force of seamen, soldiers and Indians under Lieutenants Miller Worsley, R.N., and Andrew Bulger left Michilimackinac in small boats to attack the enemy. The "Tigress" was boarded on September 3 under cover of darkness. Two days later the "Scorpion" came to anchor nearby and, unaware of her sister ship's capture allowed her to come alongside. Taken by surprise, the "Scorpion" was captured after a sharp fight.
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
Location. 46° 15.613′ N, 83° 33.939′ W. Marker is in Thessalon, Ontario, in Algoma District. Marker is on Lakeside Drive just north of Stanley Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thessalon, Ontario P0R 1L0, Canada.
Also see . . . Capture of the Tigress and Scorpion, War of 1812. The Canadian Encyclopedia's description of the capture:...On 3 September, (Submitted on July 29, 2015.)
Additional keywords. Naval Action
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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