Saturday, 14 June 2008

Wreck of British warship found in Lake Ontario

The wreck of HMS Ontario has been discovered off the south coast of the Great Lakes between Canada and the United States, in what has been described as an "archaeological miracle". The ship went down with all hands during a fierce gale in 1780, with 60 British soldiers, a Canadian crew of 40, and possibly 30 American prisoners of war, on board.

For more information, including underwater pictures of the ship, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7454578.stm and http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25145600/

Chris

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