Wilkins Expedition 1763, The

En route to relieve the British post at Detroit, which was under siege by a force of natives led by Pontiac, a fleet of small boats commanded by Major John Wilkins encountered a violent storm off Rondeau Point in November 1763. Most of the supply ships were lost and the expedition had to abandon its objective and return to the garrison at Niagara.


At the Rondeau Interpretive Centre, Rondeau Provincial Park

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Municipality of Chatham-Kent (District)

Municipality: Municipality of Chatham-Kent