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War of 1812 shipwrecks surveyed in Lake Ontario

Researchers have surveyed the sunken wreckage of the Hamilton and the Scourge, two wooden ships from the War of 1812 that sank in Lake Ontario in 1813. Using the latest technology, the entire site was mapped out over the course of several years, allowing experts to better determine how risky it

War of 1812 artifacts uncovered at Fort Erie dig

Archaeologists working at Fort Erie in Ontario, Canada, have uncovered a collection of artifacts and traces of buildings which date back to the War of 1812. To the west of the fort, 20 archeology students from Laurier are hunched over precise plots, measuring 1 metre by 3, like miniature graves. For

U.S. battlefields in danger of being lost to development

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, a number of battlefields from the War of 1812 and the American Revolution are in danger of being lost due to development. Because much of the land where the soldiers encamped is privately held, the fields west of Benedict make up one of

Divers hope to identify 1812 warship in Lake Ontario

A team of divers are plunging into Lake Ontario to confirm whether a shipwreck laying on the bottom in the HMS Wolfe, which sank in 1813. In collaboration with marine archeologists from Parks Canada, the divers plan to take detailed measurements, drawings and photographs of a sunken wooden sailing vessel that