Capsized in a gale and Nov 12, 1882 and lost all 3 hands near Chantry Island, Southampton, Ont.. Lurline: Other names : none Official no. Plan to spend a week (or more) and tour the scenic communities surrounding each site while indulging in … SHIPWRECKS ON THE CANADIAN SHORE OF LAKE HURON (communicated to the GLOBE) Several American vessels were out in the gale of Wednesday and Thursday last, are ashore on this coast. Chantry Island Tours - take a tour of the Light Keeper’s Cottage and climb to the top of the lighthouse tower on Chantry Island. [286], Guernseythrough the lens, including Alderney, Sark, Herm and Jethou: photographs taken before 1914 Victor Coysh, Carel Toms, 1978, List of islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, List of islands of the Bailiwick of Jersey, 81st Regiment of Foot (Loyal Lincoln Volunteers), National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck, "Channel Islands flooded after 'highest tide of the year, "Pub. We offer tours of Chantry Island throughout the summer season from May 29 until September 12. contact us by email to book a tour. Les Minquiers 9 miles (14 km) S of Jersey, its largest island is only 50 metres by 20 metres, but at low water, Les Minquiers has a land area greater than 100km². Home to over 25,000 pairs of mating birds, The island is surrounded by over 50 known shipwrecks, a testament to the rocky shoals and the deadly storms that make this area to be one of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. The Bailiwick of Guernsey comprises the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm and a number of smaller islands, islets and rocks. Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre 33 Victoria Street North (in the town of Saugeen Shores) Southampton, ON Canada N0H 2L0 1-866-318-8889 519-797-2080 museum@brucecounty.on.ca Chantry Island Marine Shipwrecks: People: Lambert, Duncan McGregor: Contact Us. SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 and designed by the noted naval architect William Francis Gibbs. On departing St Helier harbour, the passenger ferry and mailboat struck the Pignonet Rock, off Moilmont Point, The cargo liner suffered a failure of her propeller shaft off Start Point in the, The cargo ship, formerly a US mine sweeper, struck rocks off. Local residents Dunc McCallum, Ken Rothenberg, John Rigby and Mike Sterling take a look. The lighthouse stands 86 feet above water level and was first lit on April 1st, 1859. Originally she sailed under a Belgian flag, the ship was wrecked on the Dogs Nest rocks outside St Helier harbour, The ancient houseboat from the Rhine, taken over in 1940 and converted in. She was on a voyage from. The South Western Steam Co mail ship sank near. Only four officers and 103 ratings were saved. . Spanning from Point Clark in the south, to Tobermory in the north, the Bruce Coast Lighthouse Tour features 15 distinctive lighthouse and marine heritage sites along the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.Lake Huron and Georgian has an enormous amount of shipwrecks. The lighthouse was built in 1874 and its focal plane is 51 meters above sea level.The present tower was built in 1958 and marks the entrance to Barkley Sound.It is 10 metres tall. Shipwrecks dot the lakebed in the clear waters off the coast of Southampton. See List of islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey for a complete list of their smaller islands. The cargo ship, requisitioned by the French, then under German command, carrying a cargo of 250 lb bombs, was wrecked on Grune aux Dardes, The M-class minesweeper was bombed and sunk between, The M-class minesweeper was sunk after being attacked off Cap de la Hague, by British motor torpedo boats, HMS, The M-class minesweeper was sunk after being attacked by is sunk after being attacked by, The minesweeper was sunk on night of 7/8 July in the English Channel off the, Armed Trawler carrying ammunition was sunk by, The British motor-schooner, built in 1915, on voyage from, The coaster en route from Littlehampton to. The German motor schooner, carrying a cargo of potatoes, was sunk by Whirlwind fighter bombers on 27 April 1943. Chantry Island is named after British sculptor Sir Francis Chantry. Southampton's icon, the Chantry Island lighthouse, sits majestically across from this beach. As an interesting postscript, one small vestige of Superb lived on after her boilers were salvaged and subsequently installed into one of her successors, another paddle steamer, the Rose, which took her name from Thomas Rose, the owner of the company. The beach stretches for kilometres and is home to rare dune grass.   Open sea. The ship was driven ashore on 29 December 1814. • In Lake Huron, Chantry Island, two km offshore of Southampton, is a federal bird sanctuary that not only features a proliferation of birds but an historic lighthouse and the skeletons of three shipwrecks, discernible amidst the underwater remains of two docks. The Bailiwick of Jersey comprises the island of Jersey and a number of smaller islets and rocks, most of which are covered at high tide. The ship was wrecked on 6 March 1829. HMS General Hunter captured by the U.S in the “Battle of Lake Erie” in 1813 and wrecked on Southampton Beach on August 19th, 1816. These combinations can be seen from any of the many boat tours that are offered in Bruce County. A schooner-brig from Jersey en route to Boston in ballast returning to Jersey struck les Hanois on 6 April 1862 in appalling weather conditions, eventually sinking near L'Ancresse. With Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Milwood-Haigh, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch. Note: Walking ashore is prohibited. Not all the rescues undertaken from Chantry Island were successful, and few came with a price too. She made for shelter behind Chantry Island, but capsized when about two miles out.   Other Chantry Island lighthouse is one of the most famous and beautiful tourist destinations present an hour away from Bruce County. The list of shipwrecks in the Channel Islands lists some of the ships that wrecked on or sank in the waters of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. Southampton is known for its beautiful and unspoiled sandy beach. The same year, a heavy hearted Lambert passed on the lightkeeping at Chantry Island to the next generation. There are 8 to 15 entries per year , followed by a list of births and deaths of … of Transport Casualty for 1906 . A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates. Sterling explained that the Chantry Island restoration over several years had been completed entirely by volunteers with no government funding. To me that island was probably in another country. Owing to a number of tricky shoals off the harbour of Southampton and Chantry Island, and the increasing numbers of shipwrecks contributed to these, a need to build a harbour of refuge was felt. A Royal Navy A-class submarine, lost with all hands on 17 April 1951, on a training exercise 7.5 miles NW Alderney. Victims of the rocky shoals and deadly storms has proven that the waters surrounding the island are the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. . Le Page Co was taken over by the Germans in 1940. SHIPWRECKS ON THE CANADIAN SHORE OF LAKE HURON (communicated to the GLOBE) Several American vessels were out in the gale of Wednesday and Thursday last, are ashore on this coast. The ship struck a rock "half a musket shot" off, Shipwreck of new cutter of 12 guns 'Sprightly' capsized with loss of life, (Lt William Hills) off. Two are west of Chantry Island - the -one on the shoal , nearly a ¼ of a mile out , and the other quite close to the shore of the Island. The cargo ship had an engine fire 16 nm NNW of the Hanois Lighthouse. Note: Walking ashore is prohibited. Chantry Island is named after British sculptor Sir Francis Chantry. The transport ship was wrecked on 9 February 1801. She was on a voyage from "Gasper" to Guernsey. This 1.03 meter long 90 kg, iron swivel cannon was found beside the keelson in 2002 and restored by the Canadian Conservation Institute, Lightkeeper’s Cottage and Lighthouse Restoration. Crystal clear waters, shipwrecks, stunning scenery, numerous islands and the dramatic cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment create breathtaking combinations. The ship was wrecked on 1 December 1827. 5 typewritten transcribed pages from Chantry Island lighthouse keeper's diary, 1880 - 1884, originally created by Captain Duncan Lambert. The ship was wrecked on the coast of Guernsey. This is a testament to the rocky shoals and deadly storms that make this area one of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. A brig sailing from Lisbon to Wick with a cargo of salt, cork, wine and brandy, was lost with its crew, five bodies were recovered. No casualties. The transport ship was driven onto a rock and was wrecked on 7 January 1815. The same year, a heavy hearted Lambert passed on the lightkeeping at Chantry Island to the next generation. The ship was wrecked on 8 December 1827. 20-gun sixth rate launched in 1711 and wrecked in 1721. Sterling explained that the Chantry Island restoration over several years had been completed entirely by volunteers with no government funding. Dept. : C90780 Type at loss : steam yacht and cargo vessel, wood Build info : 1888, W. Lane, Walkerville, Ont. History. Call: 519-797-5862 Toll Free: 1-866-797-5862 They were found just before they starved to death. Used on the, The LSWR Channel Packet from Southampton, founders on Platte Boue rock on 16 February 1875, there were 92 survivors. August 31st. British Navy, cruiser built in 1940 accompanied by the destroyer Limbourne and five other vessels (Grenville, Rocket, Talybont, Stevenstone and Wensleydale) was engaged in an offensive sweep off the French coast between Ushant (Ouessant) and the Channel Islands on the night of 23 October 1943. Modern navigation systems have helped reduce the number of disasters, but shipping still receive warnings of waters around the Channel Islands. Email chantryisland@bmts.comPhone 519-797-5862Toll-free 1-866-797-5862, Address86 Saugeen St., SouthamptonOntario, Canada N0H 2L0. It is approximately 19 hectares (47 acres) in size and is a migratory bird sanctuary. She was carrying coal. At the age of four I would stand on the beach at Southampton, Ontario gazing across the water at the lighthouse on Chantry Island. Chantry Island is a small island in Lake Huron, south of the mouth of the Saugeen River and approximately a kilometre off the shores of the town of Southampton, Ontario and south of the mouth of the Saugeen River on Lake Huron. The cargo ship was wrecked Litaquerel Point, Bouley Bay, The passenger ferry ran aground in fog off, The coaster struck a rock and sank 0.5 nm off, The cargo ship struck a rock and sank off, The passenger ferry caught fire and sank 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of. Dune grass helps the area serve as part of the Appellation and Songbird Migration Routes. This warning was scarcely off his lips when the vessel struck on a rock known as ´GRUNE VAUDIN´. Official Book Launch – Toronto. To me that island was probably in another country. St Peter Port harbor. Chantry Island was first lit on April 1, 1859. The schooner drifted into shoal water and broke up. She made for shelter behind Chantry Island, but capsized when about two miles out. This is the second book in the Cold Case Kids Mystery series, the follow up to the hit Ghoul’s Gold – The Mystery of the Chantry Island Treasure. Detail : She was bound Owen Sound for Detroit when she was hit by heavy weather. The coaster foundered in heavy weather 15 nautical miles (28 km) off, The 5,179-ton ship struck the Grunes de L’Ouest rocks off, The tanker was carrying fresh water en route to. Jersey experiences some of the largest tidal ranges in the world, up to 12 metres;[2] Guernsey has slightly less dramatic tides. She was on a voyage from. The schooner drifted into shoal water and broke up. Chantry Island Lighthouse Tour. The engines were stopped and set for astern. She was declared a total loss. Carrying mail and passengers from, The Swedish wooden barque ELLA, built in 1851, on voyage from, On a journey to Havre when she hit the Gibou rocks near Lihou Island west of, The 3 masted sailing barque, previously called. the Captain (Hemmings) asked the pilot which passage he was going to take. Lake Erie lies to the south of Long Point, and Long Point Bay lies on the north side comprise. A log of shipwrecks & maritime accidents around the world. Ten minutes after the vessel struck, she went down in 5 fathoms of water.   Alderney Detail : She was bound Owen Sound for Detroit when she was hit by heavy weather. Mike Sterling (R) shows James Southard a map of the many shipwrecks surrounding Chantry Island The tour was captained by Rick Smith with crew Rob Campbell and guide Mike Sterling. It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) long and is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) across at its widest point. Formerly called Mount Hebron, she foundered 6 nm NW of the, The Dundee class yacht, en route from Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo (Brittany, France) to, Ran aground on the rocks Barsier, west of, The iron four-masted sailing ship, the largest in the world at the time, was en route from, The two masted ship, carrying granite, set sail at 7pm and ran into strong tides, forcing it onto the Black Rock outside St Sampsons' harbour, The ship struck Les Anons a rock south of, Ran aground in thick fog and was wrecked on Long Pierre Rock off, The cargo schonner that foundered on 15 November 1908 on the, The cargo ship was on a voyage from N. Shields to, A British cargo steamer of 1,466 grt built in 1907 by, The Russian wooden brigantine, on voyage from, The British steel cargo ship WEAR, built in 1905 by Austin S. P. & Son Ltd. and owned at the time of her loss by Witherington & Everett SS Co., on voyage from, Carrying a cargo of coal, she ran aground in dense fog on Les Boufresses reef just north of Île de Raz, The Norwegian cargo ship was on a voyage from, The British iron cargo ship, on voyage from. Two are west of Chantry Island - the -one on the shoal , nearly a ¼ of a mile out , and the other quite close to the shore of the Island. The Force had been tracked by German radar and torpedo boats were sent to intercept. The French steamer struck rocks near Burhu, 14 died. The crew and at least two passengers - one a little girl - were able to right her yawl and make it to shore somehow. The list includes ships that sustained a damaged hull, which were later refloated and repaired. The shipwrecks present in the lakes and natural rock formations have boomed the tourism of Bruce County! The cargo ship ran aground in Saints Bay. [5], .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  Jersey The island is surrounded by over 50 known shipwrecks, a testament to the rocky shoals and the deadly storms that make this area to be one of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. Little vegetation grows on them. The tour is focused on a marine theme and includes information about shipwrecks, Chantry Island Lighthouse, harbour of refuge, long dock, Saugeen River harbour, life-saving station, boardwalk, fur trade, cottages and their residents, people, and ships including John Logie, J.H. At the age of four I would stand on the beach at Southampton, Ontario gazing across the water at the lighthouse on Chantry Island. Lighthouses. CAVALIER A WRECK. The ship was wrecked with the loss of all hands. Struck the rocks under Hermitage Rock Battery in, The brig, ran aground on the board of the, The sloop was lost by hitting a rock N of Plateau des, Two funnels, two masts side paddle wheel propulsion and accommodation for 450–560 passengers. Sailing from Quebec to Hull, struck rocks 5 miles NW from Les Hanois, filled quickly with water but stayed afloat as it was carrying timber. Jones, Pacific, Schooner Wanderer, D. McLeod, and Schooner Ontario. Mike Sterling (R) shows James Southard a map of the many shipwrecks surrounding Chantry Island The tour was captained by Rick Smith with crew Rob Campbell and guide Mike Sterling. Smuggling and Privateer's[4] have abounded in the Islands' waters over many centuries. Captain Hall – 1869 Captain Hall – 1869. The Captain again warned the pilot of the danger which was now clearly apparent. Thirty officers, including the Captain and 432 ratings were killed. Includes diagrams and photographs. The lighthouse stands 86 feet above water level and was first lit on April 1st, 1859. She was on a voyage from. Lighthouses. The coaster was shelled and sunk, on 18 May 1917, in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of St. Martin's Point, During her first commercial trip from Nantes (region Pays de la Loire, France) to Rotterdam (Netherlands) loaded with iron ore, sank following a leak at N of, The railway steamship ran aground in fog on. She turned over and sank by the stern. On 17 September, only two days after the sinking of the PSS Polka, Superb left St. Malo with sixty passengers and crew aboard, including Captain Priaulx and several of the other survivors from the Polka. Here, too, is the site of the former Long and Short Docks, built during Lake Huron's shipping heydey. One of the earliest steamships operating in the waters around the Channel Islands, the Superb was owned by the Jersey Steam Packet Company of St. Helier which ran her on their scheduled Jersey to St. Malo [and Granville] mail and passenger service.[121][122]. Passengers put ashore on Amfroque; wreck found lying across that of the, Carrying iron ore and wine, ran aground on rocks off N coast of, Formerly called the "Hogarth", it was bought in 1878 by London & South Western Railway Co. A log of shipwrecks & maritime accidents around the world. Cavalier (Schooner), aground, 2 Sep 1906. Specs : 79x16x8, 66gc 40nc Date of loss : 1907, Oct 26 Place of loss : at Goderich, Ont. The deliberate wrecking of ships has not been a Channel Island trait, although the recovery of goods from a natural wreck has always been undertaken. . Sailed from Brixham to fishing grounds south of Little, This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 00:32. Call: 519-797-5862 Toll Free: 1-866-797-5862 The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at while on a voyage from, Her crew were rescued. Alderney has the Alderney Race, which can run up to about twelve knots during equinoctial tides. The British wooden schooner AGENORIA, on voyage from St. Sampson, The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) north east of the, The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of, The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of the, The cargo ship was sunk on 29 November 1916 in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west south west of, The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) north of, The barque was scuttled on 1 May 1917 in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of the, The coaster was sunk after hitting a mine in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) north of. ... Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory, toured the Cultural and Interpretive Centre and took the boat cruise to Flower Pot Island, viewing the Georgian Bay shipwrecks. She was on a voyage from, The ship struck rocks 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) on 20 July 1826 and foundered. The ship was blown over whilst under repairs on 11 September 1826. • In Lake Huron, Chantry Island, two km offshore of Southampton, is a federal bird sanctuary that not only features a proliferation of birds but an historic lighthouse and the skeletons of three shipwrecks, discernible amidst the underwater remains of two docks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The list of shipwrecks in the Channel Islands lists some of the ships that wrecked on or sank in the waters of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. It was then the captain ordered the lifeboats to be lowered. Chantry Island lies just over a mile southwest of the mouth of the Saugeen River at Southampton. The crew and at least two passengers - one a little girl - were able to right her yawl and make it to shore somehow. In 1879, Lambert’s younger son Ross was lost to the Huron waters while trying to rescue the shipwrecked schooners ‘Mary’ and ‘Lucy’. Chantry Island and Imperial lighthouse. These combined with the numerous smaller islands, offshore reefs, and isolated rocks extending up to 13 miles (21 km) from the main islands, as well as the Islands' location close to the English Channel shipping channels, has resulted in thousands of shipwrecks over the centuries. Join author Doug Archer and illustrator Rob Elliott for the Toronto book launch of Legend of the Phantom Reaper – The Mystery of the Southampton Shipwrecks. The Glasgow steamer struck the rocks near Mannez lighthouse in Alderney in adverse weather. "James Bache - Toronto" written at the top in pen. The beach stretches for kilometres and is home to rare dune grass. The cargo ship ran aground on Great Nannels reefs, The cargo ship struck a reef and sank west of, The oil rig, being towed on a barge, ran aground at, This new ship, under tow from Romania to Germany, broke free and came aground on the La Capelle reef off, Scallop dredger and stern trawler capsized leading to sinking. Victims of the rocky shoals and deadly storms has proven that the waters surrounding the island are the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. The Chantry Island Lighthouse, officially known as Chantry Island Lightstation Tower, is a lightstation on Chantry Island, off the coast of Southampton, Ontario in Lake Huron.It was constructed in the years 1855 through to 1859, by John Brown of Thorold, Ontario, under the authority of the Province of Canada and is recognized as one of the six Imperial Towers. There are at least 700 identified shipwrecks and another 100 unidentified, in Bailiwick of Guernsey waters alone.[1]:105–128. The ship was driven ashore in St Brelade's Bay. The Charybdis was struck on port side by a torpedo, followed about five minutes later by another. Copyright © 2020 Marine Heritage Society  Site designed by Jennifer Cooper Design. After the boat ride, we found a quaint restaurant called Armen’s and were very impressed by the food and the hospitality. These underwater shoals of massive granite boulders have made this area one of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. Shortly before 9am the steamer was observed just off Elizabeth Castle which, with the hermitage forms an outwork of rock a short distance from the entrance to Victoria Harbour, Jersey. Picture of the Day: Canary Islands Shipwreck Photograph by Wollex at the German language Wikipedia Seen here (taken 2 July 2004) is the shipwrecked American Star (formerly SS America) at Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. See List of islands of the Bailiwick of Jersey for a complete list of their smaller islands. Was engaged in salvage work over the wreck of CLARRIE (177grt/1901) off Bordeaux harbour, Built in Germany in 1939 and called "Gunther Harmann" in 1945 was renamed the "Empire Conlea". Plan to spend a week (or more) and tour the scenic communities surrounding each site while indulging in … The sloop foundered on 9 November 1800, settled into the sand, could not be re-floated and became a wreck. Visibility was poor and the vessels ran into the enemy light force of the German 4th TB Flotilla which managed to avoid their fire and to discharge a salvo of torpedoes with disastrous effect. The mass of water moving in and out gives rise to fast moving currents. The masts of the sunken vessel were clearly visible from the shore.[122][125]. Directed by Nils Gaup. Les Écréhous NE of Jersey consists of two reefs which form an extensive shoal area 7 miles (11 km) long and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) wide.[3]. 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