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The Nancy

Nancy

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted April, 2009

Nancy

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted April, 2009

Nancy

Photo Source - The War of 1812 and the HMS Nancy

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The Town of Wasaga Beach
On a cairn at the entrance to Nancy Island Historic Site
on Mosley Street across from 3 Street North


Coordinates: N 44 31.200 W 80 01.258

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Plaque Text

On the opposite bank stood a blockhouse built in August 1814 by Lieutenant Miller Worsley, R.N., to protect the NANCY, the only British ship remaining on Lake Huron. Worsley's small band of sailors and a few Indians gallantly defended their post against three enemy vessels, three companies of infantry, and numerous guns. The blockhouse was blown up and the NANCY burned to the waterline on 14 August. Worsley and his men escaped upriver, made their way to Michilimackinac in open boats, evading the American blockade, and afterwards captured the two blockading vessels.

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