In the depths of Canada’s Lake Ontario rest two of the best preserved wooden shipwrecks in the entire world. The Hamilton and the Scourge have been frozen in time for nearly two centuries.
The gunships vanished in a violent summer storm August 8, 1813. They were part of the American fleet, battling the British navy for control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. The ships disappeared in just moments, taking most of their crews, more than 80 men, to the bottom. There is no record of a navy inquest, and the tragedy has never been fully investigated.
The Fletchers join forces with a team of archaeologists, scientists and marine engineers in an attempt to penetrate the wrecks for the first time since their sinking. Guided by the testimony of Ned Myers – a sailor who dictated the only surviving eyewitness account of the disaster - the team work to uncover the truth behind the sinking and why so many lives were lost.