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Presqu'ile Provincial Park

Location: Southeast of Colborne in the town of Brighton, Ontario.

Presqu'ile Provincial Park is located southeast of Colborne in the town of Brighton, Ontario. This park offers hiking, wildlife viewing, swimming, biking, winter activities, camping and much, much more. more ...

The Loss of the 'Speedy', Presqu'ile Provincial Park

This photo is of a plaque near the shore in front of the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre. The plaque reads, "The Loss of the "Speedy": In 1804 an Indian, Ogetontcut, arrested near York, was accused of murdering a trader, John Sharp, at Lake Scugog. The trial was to be held here in the projected, but never completed, "district town" of the Newcastle District. On October 7, the schooner "Speedy" sailed from York. Her passengers, in addition to the prisoner, included Solicitor-General Robert Gray, Judge Thomas Cochrane, High Constable John Fisk and other participants in the trial. The ship appeared briefly off Presqu'ile on the 8th before vanishing forever. The loss of so many prominent persons was a severe blow to the small colony. -- Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board." The Lighthouse Interpretive Centre is partially visible to the left. The lighthouse is off view to the right. Photo looking north.

GPS: 43 deg 59' 51.68" N, 77 deg 40' 34.41" W (43.9976889, -77.676225)

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