Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario at Woodward Memorial Library
Wednesday, August 17th from 7-8:30 pm. Dressed as a period sailor, Jim Fischer, historian, marine consultant and storyteller will tell the unique story of The Hamilton and Scourge. Two merchant ships which were pressed into service for the American Navy just prior to the War of 1812. Both vessels foundered in Lake Ontario during a sudden squall on August 8, 1813, and still lie perfectly preserved at the bottom of Lake Ontario off Canadian Shores.