... with the navigation of
the upper lakes in canoes and large flat-bottomed bateaux, capable only of transporting a few tons of cargo. This method of transport was slow, dangerous, and required the employment of many skilled boatmen. Writing from Fort Pitt to General Monckton on 30th June, 1761
, Colonel Henry Bouquet...
1761 Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
...," which sank Oct. 23, 1761
At that time the vessel, sailing under the British flag, was en route to Fort Ontario at Oswego with a cargo of provisions. Originally the ANSON was launched as the French corvette L'IROQUOISE near the present day village of Maitland...
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