On Nov. 9th, 1812 the USS Oneida and six gunboats under the command of Commodore Isaac Chauncey lay in wait off the False Duck islands in hope of intercepting HMS Royal George. The 22-gun corvette was the largest war ship on the Lake and was commanded by Commodore Hugh Earle of the Provincial Marine.
The following day, the Royal George was sighted on its way back from Fort George. Chauncey and his squadron gave chase through the Upper Gap. (between Amherst Island and the eastern-tip of Prince Edward County) into the Bay of Quinte …
flightoftheroyalgeorge.ca offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the flight of the Royal George through interactive maps, tracing the two day running battle along Lake Ontario. Details of our living history events can be found here as well as teacher resources, podcasts and plans for the discovery centre in Bath, Ontario.