Two American topsail schooners, the USS HAMILTON & SCOURGE, part of Commodore Chauncey’s squadron, sank in a sudden squall on 8 August, 1813, off Port Dalhousie, with the loss of 53 men. The two ships lie under 300 feet of water in Lake Ontario. The City of Hamilton, which acquired title to the wrecks from the United States Navy in 1978, will commemorate the 202nd anniversary of the event at a ceremony on Sunday at 11:00 at the Hamilton and Scourge Naval Memorial Garden in Confederation Park.
HMCS STAR will be open to the public from 10 to 4 on Saturday, 2 May, 2015 as part of Doors Open Hamilton. Self guided tours, Displays, HMCS STAR’s Band performs, Small boat operations and communications simulators, interactive fire fighting display, face painting, Canteen. An opportunity to see some of the items in our historical collection.
HMCS HAIDA, in front of HMCS STAR, will be open at the same time.