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Visit the Hamilton & Scourge Shipwrecks website

These unique shipwrecks are the only complete 1812 warships in the world and are sitting in about 100 meters of water in Lake Ontario. Cultural Services is guiding the project while working with other levels of government and a private proponent.

Long before the sinking of the Titanic, two American schooners, the Hamilton and the Scourge , capsized in Lake Ontario in 1813. Using first-hand accounts and sonar technology, these wrecks have been found and investigated. Click on the link below to visit the wrecks, learn about underwater archaeology, and step back in time to the War of 1812.

Visit the Hamilton & Scourge Shipwrecks website 

War of 1812 Bicentennial
The 2012-2014 Bicentennial of the War of 1812 will mark the 200th anniversary of significant military activity in Hamilton. The City will mark the War of 1812 Bicentennial with commemorative events and activities. Visit this site often for event information.