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July 1775






Name of Vessel:

[unknown]

Master of Vessel:


Rig of Vessel:


Date of Capture:

[18] July 1775

Place of Capture:

Edgecumbs, Massachusetts [Maine]

Captor:

Boothbay militia

Home Port:

Nantucket, Massachusetts

From What Port:

Nantucket, Massachusetts

To What Port:

Edgecumbs, Massachusetts [Maine]

Cargo:


Tonnage:


Battery:


Crew:


Owners:


Prizemaster:

Major Andrew Reed

Prize crew:


Ordered Into:

Boothbay, Massachusetts [Maine]

Into What Port:

Boothbay, Massachusetts [Maine]

Date Arrived:

[19] July 1775

Date Tried:

Released

Date Sold:


Action:

No

Recaptured:

No


Comments: This vessel was loading at a town called Edgecumbs, Massachusetts [Maine] near Boothbay, with permission of the local committee, when the Committee of Boothbay heard of her. A party under Major Andrew Reed then set out and seized her about 18 July 1775, and took her to Boothbay. The vessel was unloaded and her master forced to give bond to proceed home before she was released.


[NDAR, I, 932-934]


Revised 2 December 2008