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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2017 10:18 p.m. PST

"In 1685, La Barre, Frontenac's successor, had a barque built at Cataraqui, which was named Le General Little is known of her, other than she plied Lake Ontario for several years and made three trips to Niagara in 1688. There is some doubt as to whether Le General was a new vessel or one of La Salle's four earlier ships that had been rebuilt. Later, a fleet of flat-bottomed transports were added. Although these were hardly sailing ships, they did carry four-cornered lugsails. In 1687, the French launched a major attack against the Iroquois using the ships already mentioned and 198 such transports.

The French abandoned Fort Frontenac in 1688, and burned two of their ships at that time to prevent others from using them. No record has been found of what happened to the third, though in 1694, when the French re-occupied the fort, they raised one vessel from the harbour bottom, rebuilt her and put her into service…"
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historygamer02 Dec 2017 8:43 a.m. PST

So then either the one they raised is your missing ship or they didn't burn the others.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

Well…. (smile)

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