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A recently unearthed wreckage of a ship that went down in Lake Ontario in 1803 has an India connection

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Lake Ontario

Indira Kannan 

It must have been a dark and stormy night. We don't know for sure, but what we do know is that this story didn't end well for the Lady Washington over two centuries ago. What we also know is that India turns up in the unlikeliest of places.

On November 6, 1803, the Washington, a rare 18th-century built sloop, set sail on Lake Ontario from Kingston to Niagara in what is now Canada when it was caught in a fierce storm and sank to the bed of the Great Lake. Along with its crew and passengers, including some local merchants, the ship took down with it a load of cargo from India. The ...

First Published: Sat, August 27 2016. 00:24 IST
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