行走在高速公路上的时候，笔者就与小孩讨论，在国庆日这一天，一定要做一点特别的事情，那就是去了解加拿大。特别是作为移民或移民的后代，因为没有上辈的传承，认识加拿大的历史就更为重要。尽管他们很难认同笔者的观念，但究竟不同意他们呆在家里，出来游玩也是没有办法的选择。在Prince Edward Point湖水中游玩之后，儿子根本就没有换干衣服上车，觉得让裤子自动变干是不错的体验。
我们循原道返回，因为下一个地点是Mariners Park Museum基本上就是在去的路上。试图从网上找到中文方面相关的文章，竟然是一片空白，看来这并非华人热衷前往的地方。差不多半个钟头的驾驶，我将车停在Mariners Park Museum的招牌附近。博物馆已经关门，笔者自然无法进入。只好做到此一游状，拍了一些外景。其实，本来吸引笔者的是从其他地方搬迁过来的灯塔(Lighthouse)，自然这是笔者拍摄的重点。
因为无法进入室内参观，笔者自然只有从网络搜索其资讯。据其官网介绍，这个博物馆是人们了解早期居民如何生活的历史，无论是从周遭水面捕鱼，还是造船工业。搬迁的灯塔来自False Duck Island。在这里，笔者意外地了解到，在Prince Edward County周边水域，竟然有超过50艘沉船，而这个博物馆中就有早期人们发现的沉船旧物。笔者进一步了解到，在大篷车与蒸汽年代，安大略湖中发生的沉船事件竟然2/3发生在Prince Edward County的Point Petre(估计是前一篇文章所介绍的Prince Edward Point)和Main Duck Islands之间。而本文所附的诗歌“安大略湖的墓地”正是说明这段历史与文化。
难怪有人将这里称之为The Marysburgh Vortex，甚至有人将其与“百慕大三角(Bermuda Triange)”比拟。除了前面所说的2/3沉船事件，当年这里可是多次发现不明飞行物(UFO)的地方。下面是最靠近Prince Edward Point的几处沉船：
30 英尺大的Owens和Sublimnos号：1960’s cruiser and an underwater habitat sunk in about 30′ of water off our beach on Prince Edward Bay. Good sites for open waters, navigational and night diving.
218英尺x33英尺x13英尺Atlasco Wooden propeller(螺旋桨)：Built in 1881 as a package freighter, she was later converted to a buld freight barge. On August 17, 1921, she sank in about 43′ of water off the south shore of Pt. Traverse in a gale while downbound with a cargo of wire cable. All hands escaped safely in a lifeboat. View a ship’s wheel, ruddr, winch, 4 anchors, coils of wire cable etc.
95英尺x22英尺x 9英尺，注册吨位131吨的Fabiola 2-masted schooner：Build in 1852, she sand on October 23, 1900 when Captain Danny Bates lost her, south of the False Duck Islands on his way home from Oswego with a cargo of coal. No lives were lost. The hull sits upright in 55′ of water, most intact, with a section of the stern collapsed. View winch, pump, windlass etc.
Manola Steel steamer, bow section：Built in 1890 and sank on Dec. 3, 1918 by foundering in a storm while under tow. She lies unside-down in 45-80’of water on the rocky floor of Lake Ontario. Both sections of the hull were enroute to Montreal where they were to have been joined and used for World War I service. Eleven life lost.
102英尺x19英尺x13英尺 Florence Steam tug：She sank on Novenmber 14, 1933 in some 80″ of water off Timber Island with no loss of life. She presently lies in 40-50′ of water on a rock bottom with her hull torn apart, as attempts had been made by her owners to drag her ashore to salvage her engines. One can view rock formations and often observe fish which have made this wreck their home.
注册253吨110英尺x24英尺x 9英尺Annie Falconer 2-masted schooner：Built in Kingston, Ontario in 1867, sank November 12, 1904 between False Duck and Timber Islands by foundering with a cargo of coal. She is sitting upright in 80′ of water on a mud bottom. The wreck is well preserved. The stern is broken off and lies within visible range at an angle to the main hull. Much of her equipment remains on board – deadeyes, anchor’s, ship’s wheel, block, chain, etc.
Olive Branch：She sank on the night of September 30, 1880 near False Duck Island, on one of the Pennicons in 100’s of water, taking the lives of the captain and crew. She is sitting upright at the base of a shoal. This wreck is intact, much of her equipment remains on board – deadeyes, steering wheel, anchors, blocks.
135英尺x27英尺x10英尺Sheboygan 3-masted schooner：Built in 1871, she sank on September 25, 1915 by foundering in a violent storm with a cargo of coal; the crew of 5 perished. She sits upright in 95′ of water on a hard bottom near Amherst Island. Masts, rigging, blocks, deadeyes, etc. adorn this beautiful, well preserved wreck.
10英尺x23英尺螺旋桨John Randall Steam barge：Built in 1905, sank on November 16, 1920 in School House Bay, Main Duck Island, while under the command of Captain Harry Randall, with a cargo of coal. The crew of 4 were saved and spent eight days with the lighthouse keeper on the island. She lines scattered in 20′ of water in the bay.
The Graveyard of Lake Ontario (ode)
The Main Duck is widely known,
For a score of helpless vessels
On its jagged shores have blown.
Duluth to Montreal,
Cleveland to the sea,
Veteran mariners spin tragic yarns,
About an island near the Galoos.
Ancient brigs and man-of-wars,
Schooners, barques and frigates
Are derelicts on its shores
Laden freighters, tugs and tows
Have grounded on its shoals,
Held prisoners by rocky tetacles,
Unfreed in their struggling throes.
The Graveyard of Lake Ontario,
A sailor’s last Port of Call.
For many a veteran seaman
Arrived not at home in the fall
Lulled by the wind and the waves,
They sleep in the boundless deep
In a harbour fair, safe port at last.