The story of the sinking of H.M.S. Speedy is an important part of the history of the Brighton area. Not only was the ship lost in a storm off Presqu'ile in October of 1804, but the small town of Newcastle which had just been established on the south shore of Presqu'ile Bay, became expendable to the government of Upper Canada. The status of County Town was revoked, ultimately settling on the small village of Amherst which later became part of Cobourg. The History Guy has included this fascinating story as part of his speaking topics and has told the story many times to Probus Clubs and the like. Several times he accompanied Mr. Ed Burtt on these speaking engagements, arranging the presentation and handling the technical side of things while Mr. Burtt told his stories of diving and discovery. Mr. Burtt was 99.99% sure he had found the wreck of H.M.S. Speedy off Weller's Bay and was not shy about showing his pictures and speaking forcefully about the potential for a tourist bonanza based on this wonderful heritage resource. Tragically, Mr. Burtt passed away early in 2018 and I am left to make these presentations by myself, but the power of this story to both entertain and enlighten is not diminished. The story has not been fully written so I don't have a download for you, other than this beautiful image of the speculative painting of H.M.S. Speedy done by C. H. J. Snider.