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Heroine of Long Point, The

In November 1854, Abigail Becker singlehandedly rescued eight sailors from the icy waters of Lake Erie when their schooner was wrecked in a fierce storm near Long Point. She received several awards and a personal letter from Queen Victoria for her action, which she steadfastly insisted was merely her duty.

Location

In the park next to the cenotaph, Port Rowan

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Norfolk (District)

Municipality: County of Norfolk

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