WASHINGTON, LADY WASHINGTON

Site Description #

Mark Peckham Sketch
  • Schooner
  • ?

Chronological History #

  • Built 1797
  • Sunk 1803 Lake Ontario

News Release – Shipwreck World – 27 Aug 2016 #

Lost in a storm on Lake Ontario

In early November 1803, the sloop Washington sailed from Niagara to Kingston, Ontario with a small group of area merchants on board.  On November 6th the ship departed Kingston on the return trip to its home port.  It was reported that the sloop was heavily loaded with general merchandise including goods and groceries from East India.  Tragically Washington was caught in a fierce storm and sank off of Oswego, New York.  Portions of the cargo, pieces of the ship, and her yawl were found the following day onshore.

British Schooner WASHINGTON. Built Erie, Pa., 1797. Carried on wheels to Lake Ontario, and sailed as English vessel under name of LADY WASHINGTON . [ Lost 1803 near Oswego ?? ]
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