Destruction of the Caroline 1837, The

Under cover of darkness on the night of December 29, 1837, a group of volunteers commanded by naval Captain Andrew Drew captured the American ship, the Caroline, that was supplying Mackenzie's rebel forces on Navy Island. The ship was set on fire and sank in the Niagara River.


Niagara River Parkway, about 2 km south of Chippawa, opposite Navy Island

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of Niagara Falls