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The Heroine of Long Point

The Heroine of Long Point

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

The Heroine of Long Point

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In Port Rowan, on the north side of Front Road
just west of Ellis Street


Coordinates: N 42 37.295 W 80 27.027

Map

Plaque Text

In November, 1854, the schooner "Conductor" was wrecked off this shore during one of Lake Erie's many violent storms. Jeremiah Becker, who resided nearby, was away on the mainland but his courageous wife, Abigail, risked her life by repeatedly entering the water while assisting the exhausted seamen to reach land. The eight sailors were housed and fed in her cabin until they recovered from their ordeal. In recognition of her heroism she received a letter of commendation from Queen Victoria, several financial awards, and a gold medal from the Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York.

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Long Point Portage
The Long Point Settlement

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