Creator: Flora Davidson
Introduction: The Brown’s Bay Vessel was first brought to the attention of National Historic Sites Service by divers from the Kingston-Brockville area in 1966 (Zacharchuk, 1967). The wreck was found nestled in mud submerged under two meters of fresh water in an inlet of the St.Lawrence River at Brown’s Bay, 50 km down river from Lake Ontario. The wreck was well known to local recreational divers and accounts of artifacts stamped with broad arrows having been removed from the site were reported. These reports prompted a test excavation at the site that summer because of the potential link of the vessel to the British Navy, who used the broad arrow marking to indicate their property.
Reference: Flora Davidson, ‘Final Voyage for an 1812 Era Gunboat Hull: Relocation of the Brown’s Bay Vessel’, Big Stuff 2013
|Davidson, Flora. (2013). Final Voyage for an 1812 Era Gunboat Hull: Relocation of the Brown’s Bay Vessel. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4086945|