The lighthouse stands 86 feet above water level and was first lit on April 1st, 1859. The Charybdis was struck on port side by a torpedo, followed about five minutes later by another. The crew of seven landed from a small boat at Vazon. : C90780 Type at loss : steam yacht and cargo vessel, wood Build info : 1888, W. Lane, Walkerville, Ont. Jones, Pacific, Schooner Wanderer, D. McLeod, and Schooner Ontario. 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". Crystal clear waters, shipwrecks, stunning scenery, numerous islands and the dramatic cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment create breathtaking combinations. Chantry Island lies just over a mile southwest of the mouth of the Saugeen River at Southampton. Chantry Island lies just over a mile southwest of the mouth of the Saugeen River at Southampton. Dune grass helps the area serve as part of the Appellation and Songbird Migration Routes. The ship was driven ashore in St Brelade's Bay. As they approached the Minquiers Reef, Superbs’ mate (John Fleming) was persuaded by some of the passengers to show them where the Polka had gone down but unfortunately, as he took Superb through the so-called eastern passage, she struck a rock known as La Pointue du Blanc Roc which tore deep into her hull. The ship was wrecked on the coast of Guernsey. At the age of four I would stand on the beach at Southampton, Ontario gazing across the water at the lighthouse on Chantry Island.   Alderney . the Captain (Hemmings) asked the pilot which passage he was going to take. Southampton is known for its beautiful and unspoiled sandy 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 transport ship was driven onto a rock and was wrecked on 7 January 1815. She was declared a total loss. The light station tower is located in Lake Huron. Used on the, The LSWR Channel Packet from Southampton, founders on Platte Boue rock on 16 February 1875, there were 92 survivors. With Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Milwood-Haigh, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch. Chantry Island is named after British sculptor Sir Francis Chantry. Plan to spend a week (or more) and tour the scenic communities surrounding each site while indulging in … The schooner drifted into shoal water and broke up. Detail : She was bound Owen Sound for Detroit when she was hit by heavy weather. Note: Walking ashore is prohibited. 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. Ten minutes after the vessel struck, she went down in 5 fathoms of water. Only four officers and 103 ratings were saved. Chantry Island lighthouse is one of the most famous and beautiful tourist destinations present an hour away from Bruce County. 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. August 31st. The beacon was first lit in 1859 to warn mariners that the waters around the island are the some of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes, as the captains of over 50 known shipwrecks found out. Lighthouses. She was on a voyage from, The ship struck rocks 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) on 20 July 1826 and foundered. 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. The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at while on a voyage from, Her crew were rescued. Email: chantryisland@bmts.com ⚓ Phone: 519-797-5862 ⚓ Toll-free:1-866-797-5862 ⚓ Address: 86 Saugeen St., Southampton, Ontario, Canada N0H 2L0 Captain Hall – 1869 Captain Hall – 1869. There are 8 to 15 entries per year , followed by a list of births and deaths of … The German motor schooner, carrying a cargo of potatoes, was sunk by Whirlwind fighter bombers on 27 April 1943. Royal Newfoundland Regiment and U.S. Infantry Buttons were found in the 2004 excavation between the frame of the ship. To me that island was probably in another country. The cargo ship ran aground in Saints Bay. She sank on 13 March 1941 off the jetty in Alderney harbour. There are at least 700 identified shipwrecks and another 100 unidentified, in Bailiwick of Guernsey waters alone.[1]:105–128. Foundered at Chantry Island, Southampton, Lake Huron. It is thought to be a Roman cargo vessel and was probably at anchor or grounded when the fire broke out. 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. See List of islands of the Bailiwick of Jersey for a complete list of their smaller islands. 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. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to. The wooden Long Dock once connected Chantry Island to the shore, with a gap allowing boats to travel through. 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. En route from St Malo for Newfoundland destined for Cod the Sailing vessel had a crew of 7 and 90 male passengers. The ship was wrecked on 1 December 1827. 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 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. 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. We offer tours of Chantry Island throughout the summer season from May 29 until September 12. contact us by email to book a tour. . 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. In 1879, Lambert’s younger son Ross was lost to the Huron waters while trying to rescue the shipwrecked schooners ‘Mary’ and ‘Lucy’. She was on a voyage from. Not all the rescues undertaken from Chantry Island were successful, and few came with a price too. Vessel Name Vessel Type Wreck Type Notes $$ Lost Month Year Lake / River ... Chantry Island, Saginaw Bay: Michigan: United States: 10: City Of Fremont: Propeller: Damaged: Vessel damage her wheel. 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. Shipwrecks dot the lakebed in the clear waters off the coast of Southampton. 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 The masts of the sunken vessel were clearly visible from the shore.[122][125].   Guernsey A Royal Navy A-class submarine, lost with all hands on 17 April 1951, on a training exercise 7.5 miles NW Alderney. A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates. St Peter Port harbor. Call: 519-797-5862 Toll Free: 1-866-797-5862 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. 191 Sailing Directions (Enroute) English Channel", "An Elizabethan shipwreck off the Island of Alderney", "From the Weekly Journal; Or, Saturday's Post, London Jan.6", "From the St Jame's Evening Post, London Jan.18", "HMS "Victory" – The Alderney Maritime Trust's Position", "1777 GOLD GUINEA IN EF CONDITION FROM HMS SPRIGHTLY SHIPWRECK", "Losses from the East India Company's ships (1763 – 1815)", "Who else was in the bay on 9 November 1800? 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. 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. 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. The same year, a heavy hearted Lambert passed on the lightkeeping at Chantry Island to the next generation. The Pilot replied that he would take whichever passage the Captain chose to which the latter replied that it was not his province to interfere, adding that it was high time the pilot made up his mind. The paddle steamer Paris left St Malo 28 July 1863 with 24 passengers and 12 tons of cargo, chiefly butter and eggs. Lake : Huron Dune grass helps the area serve as part of the Appellation and Songbird Migration Routes. 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. 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. Dept. Email chantryisland@bmts.comPhone 519-797-5862Toll-free 1-866-797-5862, Address86 Saugeen St., SouthamptonOntario, Canada N0H 2L0. 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. 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. Lighthouses. No casualties. The Force had been tracked by German radar and torpedo boats were sent to intercept. Little vegetation grows on them. See List of islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey for a complete list of their smaller islands. Cavalier (Schooner), aground, 2 Sep 1906. It is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) long and is about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) across at its widest point. • 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. Copyright © 2020 Marine Heritage Society  Site designed by Jennifer Cooper Design.   Other Capsized in a gale and Nov 12, 1882 and lost all 3 hands near Chantry Island, Southampton, Ont.. Lurline: Other names : none Official no. The same year, a heavy hearted Lambert passed on the lightkeeping at Chantry Island to the next generation. History. . Sterling explained that the Chantry Island restoration over several years had been completed entirely by volunteers with no government funding. The tide was just beginning to flow. Victims of the rocky shoals and deadly storms has proven that the waters surrounding the island are the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. Other parts which emerge above the water are the islets of Burhou and Ortac. 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. The coaster carrying wines and spirits struck a rock, tried to beach on Vazon Bay, This 1916 ship was towing a barge on a convoy from. 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. During your two hour guided visit on Chantry Island, you have the opportunity to climb to the top of the Imperial Lightho. She turned over and sank by the stern. 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 ship was wrecked on 1 January 1828 with the loss of at least three lives. Vessel Name Vessel Type Wreck Type Notes $$ Lost Month Year Lake / River ... Chantry Island, Saginaw Bay: Michigan: United States: 10: City Of Fremont: Propeller: Damaged: Vessel damage her wheel. Shipwrecks dot the lakebed in the clear waters off the coast of Southampton. Long Point is a sand spit and medium-sized hamlet on the north shore of Lake Erie, part of Norfolk County in the province of Ontario, Canada.. In the ensuing panic to load the lifeboats, twenty people lost their lives, four of whom had barely recovered from their experiences on the sinking Polka two days previously. Directed by Nils Gaup. 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. 5 typewritten transcribed pages from Chantry Island lighthouse keeper's diary, 1880 - 1884, originally created by Captain Duncan Lambert. She made for shelter behind Chantry Island, but capsized when about two miles out. The transport ship was wrecked on 9 February 1801. Here, too, is the site of the former Long and Short Docks, built during Lake Huron's shipping heydey. These underwater shoals of massive granite boulders have made this area one of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. Detail : She was bound Owen Sound for Detroit when she was hit by heavy weather. Smuggling and Privateer's[4] have abounded in the Islands' waters over many centuries. The sloop foundered on 9 November 1800, settled into the sand, could not be re-floated and became a wreck. There are over 50 known shipwrecks surrounding Chantry Island and its imperial tower. The list includes ships that sustained a damaged hull, which were later refloated and repaired. The list includes ships that sustained a damaged hull, which were later refloated and repaired. . Les Casquets or (The) Casquets (/kæsˈkɛts/ kas-KETS); is a group of rocks 13 km west of Alderney and are part of an underwater sandstone ridge. 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. All fourteen people on board were rescued. These combinations can be seen from any of the many boat tours that are offered in Bruce County. 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. Alderney has the Alderney Race, which can run up to about twelve knots during equinoctial tides. They were found just before they starved to death. She was on a voyage from "Gasper" to Guernsey. She was on a voyage from, The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the north coast of. Chantry Island Marine Shipwrecks: People: Lambert, Duncan McGregor: Contact Us. • 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. ... Bruce Peninsula to Tobermory, toured the Cultural and Interpretive Centre and took the boat cruise to Flower Pot Island, viewing the Georgian Bay shipwrecks. Sailed from Brixham to fishing grounds south of Little, This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 00:32. 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]. Chantry Island Lighthouse Tour. 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 Captain again warned the pilot of the danger which was now clearly apparent. Southampton's icon, the Chantry Island lighthouse, sits majestically across from this beach. It was then the captain ordered the lifeboats to be lowered. Comments (0) Full Text. 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. After the boat ride, we found a quaint restaurant called Armen’s and were very impressed by the food and the hospitality. SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 and designed by the noted naval architect William Francis Gibbs. Sterling explained that the Chantry Island restoration over several years had been completed entirely by volunteers with no government funding. The lighthouse stands 86 feet above water level and was first lit on April 1st, 1859. 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. Over 50 known shipwrecks surround Chantry Island and its imperial tower. Chantry Island was first lit on April 1, 1859. The cargo ship was wrecked at the entrance to St. Sampson's, on the Roustel Rock, The cargo ship ran aground on the Clougne Rock, on the south east coast of. 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. She was carrying coal. Southampton is known for its beautiful and unspoiled sandy beach. The crew and at least two passengers - one a little girl - were able to right her yawl and make it to shore somehow. The crew and at least two passengers - one a little girl - were able to right her yawl and make it to shore somehow. CAVALIER A WRECK. The ship was driven ashore on 29 December 1814. Thirty officers, including the Captain and 432 ratings were killed. Physical Description: 60 p. ; 22 x 20 cm ISBN: 0-919783-45-7 Subjects 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. 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