Two Ships - Two Flags: the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761
Publication
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Jul 2004, p. 41-55
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Creator
Andrews, Robert J., Author
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Text
Item Type
Articles
Description
In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two of the ships (l'Outaouaise and l'Iroquoise) were launched and put into service on the river and on Lake Ontario. In August 1760, they were both captured, with the uncompleted ship at Fort Lévis in the neighbourhood of the troops of Jeffery Amherst. Renamed respectively Williamson and Anson, they transported provisions from the head of the rapids of the St. Lawrence River to Oswego and Niagara. They were both damaged during their French service; as British transport vessels, both were lost due to harsh weather conditions and driven ashore
Date of Publication
Jul 2004
Date Of Event
1759-1761
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Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.2901796335741 Longitude: -75.9999365839844
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Copyright Holder
Canadian Nautical Research Society
Recommended Citation
The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord,XIV No.3,(July 2004),41-55.
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Canadian Nautical Research Society
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Two Ships - Two Flags: the Outaouaise/Williamson and the Iroquoise/Anson on Lake Ontario, 1759 -1761


In 1759, Louis-Pierre Poulin de Courval Cressé undertook the construction of three corvettes at the shipyard at Point au Baril (at Maitland, in Ontario), on the St. Lawrence River. Two of the ships (l'Outaouaise and l'Iroquoise) were launched and put into service on the river and on Lake Ontario. In August 1760, they were both captured, with the uncompleted ship at Fort Lévis in the neighbourhood of the troops of Jeffery Amherst. Renamed respectively Williamson and Anson, they transported provisions from the head of the rapids of the St. Lawrence River to Oswego and Niagara. They were both damaged during their French service; as British transport vessels, both were lost due to harsh weather conditions and driven ashore