Seven Acre Shoal

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Seven Acre Shoal is a navigational hazard at the east end of Lake Ontario, north of Snake Island, and 9 miles (14 km) west of Kingston, Ontario.[1]

During the War of 1812 the small Upper Canada government schooner Governor Simcoe was able to evade capture by sailing over the shoal, where a pursuing squadron of larger American vessels were too deep to follow.[2] However she was sunk by a cannon salvo prior to entering Kingston's harbour.

The lake freighter Brulin grounded on the shoal in 1932.[3]


  1. ^ . Winnipeg Tribune. 1932-10-04 Retrieved 2013-09-09. Seven Acre shoal Is north of Snake Island, in Lake Ontario, and about nine miles west of Kingston.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "THE "GOVERNOR SIMCOE" RUNNING THE GAUNTLET". Landsmark of Canada. Retrieved 2013-09-07. ...the British Government schooner "Governor Simcoe," when intercepted by the American fleet, Nov. 10th, 1812, drove his vessel over Seven-Acre Shoal at the entrance to the harbor. The Americans were unable to cross the shallows... 
  3. ^ "Brulin 1924". Tyne built ships. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 16/10/1932: Grounded & holed on Seven Acre Shoal, Lake Ontario. Subsequently refloated, after a cargo lightening operation and repaired.