Construction of the CityPlace Schooner

Author(s): Julia M. Herbst

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

In 2015, the remains of an early 19th-century schooner were discovered below Bathurst Street and Fort York Boulevard in downtown Toronto, during the construction of the CityPlace neighborhood. The wreck, located alongside the remains of the Queen’s Wharf, was excavated and relocated to Fort York National Historic Site. During the summer of 2018, a team from Texas A&M University surveyed the remains of the vessel. The surviving structure includes the centerline timbers and a portion of the port side of the hull, which show signs of modification to its construction. This presentation will discuss the recording methodology used during the 2018 field season and provide a preliminary analysis of the vessel’s construction.

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Construction of the CityPlace Schooner. Julia M. Herbst. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449218)


Great Lakes Schooner Toronto

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
Early 19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 303