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Near Hamilton in Hamilton County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Hamilton - Scourge Project

War of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden

 
 
Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker
Inscription. We honour here fifty-three sailors who lost their lives when their ships, HAMILTON and SCOURGE, capsized during a storm in the early morning hours of Sunday, 8th August 1813. These two armed merchant schooners lie in 90 metres of water, 30 kilometres northeast of this site, intact and perfectly preserved with their guns and equipment still in place. A replica of the foremast of SCOURGE is flanked by fifty-three markers similar to those in Allied military cemeteries throughout the world.
 
Location. 43° 14.91′ N, 79° 45.198′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, Ontario, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Confederation Drive east of Van Wagners Beach Road. Click for map. The historic marker is located in Confederation Park, in the Edgewater Pavilion section of the park, near the Lake Ontario shoreline, close to an inland pond, very close to a replica foremast of a sailing vessel. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton, Ontario L8E, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battlefield of Stoney Creek (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Billy Green Monument (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); The Nash-Jackson House (approx. 3.6 kilometers
Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker
View of the historic marker on the left and the memorial stones for the U.S. sailors on the right.
away); Battlefield House (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Battle of Stoney Creek (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); a different marker also named Battle of Stoney Creek (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Their Fame Liveth (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); HMCS Haida - NCSM Haida (approx. 8.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Hamilton & Scourge National Historic Site. This is a link to information provided by the City of Hamilton. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. USS Scourge (1812). This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. USS Hamilton (1809). This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Hamilton and Scourge – 1982 Survey Expediton. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Ghost Ships - Hamilton and Scourge - 2008 Condition Survey. This is a link to information provided by the ASI Group. (Submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker
A distant view of the Memorial Garden and from left to right is seen first the historic marker, then the memorial stones for the crew of the Scourge, then a replica of ship's foremast, and then the memorial stones for the crew of the Hamilton.
 
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker
A close-up view of the memorial stones for the crew of the Scourge.
Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker
A close-up view of the memorial stones for the crew of the Hamilton.
Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
6. Hamilton - Scourge Project Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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