The Wilkins Expedition

The Wilkins Expedition (HM21SD)

Location: Morpeth, Ontario N0P 1X0 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada
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N 42° 16.88', W 81° 50.593'

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On November 7, 1763 a fleet of small boats carrying nearly 700 officers and men of the 60th and 80th Regiments under Major John Wilkins was forced ashore by a violent storm abut three miles east of this point. The expedition had set out from Niagara on October 19 to relieve the British post at Detroit commanded by Major Henry Gladwin, which was then under siege by a powerful force of Indians led by Pontiac. Some seventy men and twenty boats with most of the supplies were lost in the storm. Wilkins and the survivors reached the shore where they buried the dead and encamped for five days before returning to Niagara.
HM NumberHM21SD
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 430475 N 4681357
Decimal Degrees42.28133333, -81.84321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.88', W 81° 50.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 52.8" N, 81° 50' 35.58" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Gardiner Ave, Morpeth Ontario N0P 1X0, CA
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