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The Daily Dispatch: September 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Capture of the ship Finland by the Blockaders — the enemy compelled to abandon the ship — set fire to her and take to their boats. (search)
Capture of the ship Finland by the Blockaders — the enemy compelled to abandon the ship — set fire to her and take to their boats. [From the Apalachicola Times, Aug. 28:] Yesterday afternoon, (the 27th) news reached this city (Apalachicola) from the East Pass, that the blockading steamer Montgomery, and another steamer, had entered the harbor and seized the ship Finland, lying at her anchorage about six miles from the bar. The enemy attempted to take the ship out, but did not succeed. Immediately on receipt of the news, the steamer Wm. H. Young, having in tow the privateer F. S. Bartow, with detachments from the Apalachicola Guards, Perry Artillery and Beauregard Rifles, under their respective commanders, proceeded down the bay, and arrived in sight of the Finland and the blockading vessels about daylight this morning. The Finland had all sail set, and was apparently beating out. The blockading steamers were lying outside the bar; about three miles from the East Pass Light