Sunset ceremony for sunken War of 1812 schooners

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Sunset ceremony for sunken War of 1812 schooners

The public is invited to a sunset ceremony at Hamilton & Scourge Naval Memorial Garden at Confederation Park, 585 Van Wagners Beach Rd., on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m., near Edgewater Pavillion, to commemorate the sinking of two United States navy War of 1812 schooners in Lake Ontario. Fifty-three American sailors died during the sinking of the Hamilton and Scourge in the early morning hours of Aug. 8, 1813, representing the largest loss of life by the U.S. navy in one engagement during the War of 1812.
 

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I stopped in at the sunset ceremony to remember the American sailors from the vessels Hamilton and the Scourge during the War of 1812, the one thing I took away from all the speeches was that next year there will be another dive down to vessels resting place. Apparently the dive was set for this year but the necessary permits were one week late coming.
A few pictures.
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