Marine Heritage Database

Montague - 1760

Ship Type

Typical Profile

Tonnage

90

Length(ft)

Breadth(ft)

Depth(ft)

Masts

two

Decks

Hull

Shipwreck Details

Description

This brigantine was owned by the Nova Scotian government. She was used for patrols against French attacks, moving soldiers and supplies and was involved in the deportation of Acadians and in the settlement of the New England Planters. On November 7, 1760 she was sent to Horton Township in Kings County to carry supplies for the New England Planter settlement under the command of Jeremiah Rogers. In early December 1760, after landing supplies on the upper reaches of the Canard River, the brigantine became stranded on a mud bank as she made her way down the river to the Minas Basin. The brigantine fell on her side and became a total loss. The crew of 20 men and the pilot escaped without injury.

Vessel Type

Brigantine

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Sank

Cause of Event

Judgement error

Date of Wreck

1760-12-01

Location

Hortonville

Cargo

Lives Lost

Voyage from

Horton Township

Voyage to

Halifax

Remarks

Trapped in mud.

Ship Construction

Built at

Date

Registered at

Date

Propulsion

Sail

Rig

Brigantine

Details

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