Lake Ontario

The wreck of a U.S. Air Force C-45 aircraft abandoned during flight by its crew in 1952 has been located in deep water off Oswego, New York.  Crippled by the failure of one of its two engines the plane continued on a 65 mile pilotless flight until it...  more »
0 6 JimKennard 2 weeks ago in Lake Ontario
Rochester, New York – The Canadian steamer Roberval which foundered in 1916 when struck by a rogue wave has been discovered in the deep depths of Lake Ontario.   The Roberval is one of only two undiscovered steel clad ships still in the...  more »
0 3 JimKennard Oct 30, 2013 in Lake Ontario
Rochester, New York – The battered remains of the Canadian schooner Ocean Wave, which capsized and eventually sank from a sudden and violent squall, has been found in the depths of Lake Ontario.   Shipwreck explorers Jim...  more »
0 0 JimKennard Sep 19, 2013 in Lake Ontario
Rochester, New York - The wreckage of the schooner Atlas which sank in 1839 during a gale has been located in Lake Ontario.  The Atlas may be the oldest confirmed commercial schooner discovered in the Great Lakes.  A team of shipwreck...  more »
0 1 JimKennard Jul 25, 2013 in Lake Ontario
On June 20th 1874 the two masted scow schooner Shannon let loose her lines from the coal dock at the port of Oswego.  Around 4:00pm the Shannon passed Oswego light and headed out into the lake.  She had just taken on 100 tons of anthracite coal...  more »
0 0 DanScoville Oct 25, 2012 in Lake Ontario
Oswego, NY:  At approximately 4:40am on the night of November 17th 1879 the crew of the dredge Gordon fought for their lives in a Lake Ontario gale.  Few lived to tell the tale of the last moments before the barge turned on its side and sank in...  more »
0 2 DanScoville Aug 27, 2012 in Lake Ontario
A large crane and associated construction equipment with an estimate worth of over $700,000 lost in a violent October gale in 1981 has been discovered by a team of shipwreck explorers in Lake Ontario.  more »
0 3 JimKennard Nov 11, 2011 in Lake Ontario
A mid 1800's Canadian schooner, Queen of the Lakes, has been discovered in deep water off the southern shore of Lake Ontario near Sodus Point, New York.  more »
0 1 JimKennard Jul 15, 2011 in Lake Ontario
Rochester, New York - A mid 1800's schooner has been discovered in deep water off the southern shore of Lake Ontario near Oak Orchard, New York. Shipwreck enthusiasts Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville finally located the old schooner after a search effort that took them more than 5 years.  more »
0 0 JimKennard Dec 14, 2009 in Lake Ontario
Oak Orchard, New York - The steamer Samuel F. Hodge has been discovered in the deep depths off the southern shore of Lake Ontario near Oak Orchard, NY.   Shipwreck explorers, Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville, located the old steamer utilizing high...  more »
0 8 JimKennard Aug 27, 2009 in Lake Ontario
A story two centuries in the making: LEGEND OF THE LAKE (Discovery Edition) The 22-Gun Brig-Sloop HMS Ontario, 1780  more »
0 1 JimKennard Mar 13, 2009 in Lake Ontario
A 200 year old US warship may be buried in French Creek Bay near Clayton, New York. A cannon salvaged from the old hull of a shipwreck over a half century ago may be the link to the USS Oneida.  more »
0 3 DennisMcCarthy Mar 13, 2009 in Lake Ontario
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Legend of the Lake - New Discovery Edition Book

The recent discovery of the wreck of the British warship Ontario, “the Holy Grail” of Great Lakes shipwrecks, solves several mysteries that have puzzled historians since the ship sank more than two centuries ago. Now, for the first time, the whole tragic story of the Ontario can finally be told. Buy Now!



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