Last Flight of the Speedy – 1804, Peter Rindlisbacher
Credit: Peter Rindlisbacher
The loss of HMS Speedy in 1804 with all 29 aboard, led to the decision to build the District Court House in Amherst, later part of Cobourg. The Speedy was carrying a prisoner, lawyers and a judge from York to Presqu’isle for a murder trial when tragedy struck. The wreck is still being researched.