history

The Memphis/ America

One of the most famous schooners in American history, America, was purchased by a British sailor, re-named the Memphis, and served as a Confederate blockade-runner during the Civil War. In January of 1862, the Memphis was sunk by her Confederate crew in Dunns Creek near Crescent Lake, to keep her from falling into Union hands. The Union Navy found the ship, raised and renamed her America, and used her in the blockade line.

The Memphis/ America