Hamilton & Scourge

Spread the love

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.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *