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The RMS Atlantic was built in 1870 at Harland and Wolff Limited in Belfast, Ireland for the newly created Oceanic Steamship Navigation Company, which was better known as the White Star Line. Atlantic was part of a four ship series which also included the...  more »
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The La Bourgogne was built in 1885 at the Société Nouvelles de Forges et Chantiers de Médditerranée in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique better known as the French Line. She was a sleek...  more »
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The Santa Rosa was built in 1884 by the Delaware Iron Ship Building and Engine Works of John Roach and Sons in Chester, Pennsylvania for the Pacific Coast Steamship Company by the Oregon Improvement Company and was to be owned by the Oregon Railway and...  more »
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Polias was the first World War I Emergency Fleet concrete ship to be constructed. Construction began after President Woodrow Wilson approved the construction of 24 concrete ships by the emergency fleet corporation in 1918. Both Polias and Atlantus were to...  more »
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The Robert E. Lee was built in 1924 for the Eastern Steamship Lines, an Atltantic based coastal steamship company headquartered in Boston, Massechusetts. Robert E. Lee operated in the northeastern area of the United States in regular service. In 1942, the...  more »
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Cape Fear was a Design 1070 concrete cargo ship built in 1919 at the Liberty Shipbuilding Company yard in Wilmington, North Carolina. Originally ordered and meant for service in World War I, she was completed and sold to civilian operators after the war...  more »
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(Atlantus aground in 1926.)In 1917, a Norwegian engineer named Nicolay Fougner built the world's first concrete ship capable of moving under its own power; the MV Namsenfjord. Fougner visited the United States and by request of the American government,...  more »
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The Charles H. Spencer was built by the Robertson-Schultz Company in San Francisco, California in 1911 for the American Placer Corporation. The steamboat was disassembled and transported by railroad and ox cart to Arizona. In Warm Creek, Arizona, the...  more »
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(U-805, a Type IXC class U-Boat the same as U-166.) U-166 was a Type IXC U-Boat constructed by Seebeckwerft A.G. in Wesermünde, Germany (now Bremerhaven) in 1941 and was commissioned into the Kriegsmarine in 1942. U-166's first patrol was around the...  more »
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(Photo from the National Hurricane Center.)Selma was a Design 1100 concrete oil tanker constructed in 1919 as part of the American WWI "Emergency Fleet". Her sister ship was the Latham. Both ships were built at F.F. Ley and Company in Mobile, Alabama....  more »
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Sapona was constructed in 1920 by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government originally part of the planned 24 ship World War I emergency fleet. Her sister ship was the Cape Fear. Like the concrete...  more »
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In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Emergency Fleet Corporation into existence to build 24 reinforced concrete and iron merchant steamships for use in the first World War. Steel and iron supplies were extremely low in numbers, having been...  more »
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The location of the wreck is provided in detail by the official website regarding the history and dangers of the Richard Montgomery.The Richard Montgomery was built in 1943 at the St. John's River Shipbuilding Company in Jacksonville, Florida. She was...  more »
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SS McKittrick was built in 1921 in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government, originally intended as an "Emergency Fleet" concrete hulled merchant ship named the Old North State for World War I. Due to war's end, half of the fleet was...  more »
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USS Corry is a shadow of her former self. No guns or armament remain as the ship was demilitarized and partially scrapped in 1930. Only the basic hull and all decks lower than the boat deck remain. Corrosion and deterioration from nearly a century of...  more »
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Olympian was constructed in 1883 at Harlan and Hollingsworth shipyards in Wilmington, Delaware for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. Her near sister ship, the Alaskan, was constructed at the Delaware Iron Ship Building and Engine Works in...  more »
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Over the years, USS San Diego has obtained considerable damage. As she sank, San Diego capsized and rolled completely upside down. Everything from her boat deck up is now either crushed or buried in massive amounts of silt. The ship lies "turtle" or...  more »
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Lusitania is in terrible shape. She hit the bottom of the sea floor very hard, causing a break amidships. Further trouble has been caused by strong currents in the area, depth charging by the Royal Navy in World War II (mistaking Lusitania for a German...  more »
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Britannic was an Olympic-class ocean liner built in 1914 for the White Star Line at the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast, Northern Ireland originally called Gigantic. She was the sister ship to the Olympic and ill-fated Titanic. Due to being the...  more »
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Sometime after midnight on November 13, 1965, smoke began appearing within the engine room of Yarmouth Castle. The engine room personnel notified the bridge. A senior crewmember began frantically running through the ship looking for the origin of the...  more »
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The Dix lies on her starboard side, amazingly well intact despite being made of wood, albeit covered in local marine life. The wheel house and superstructure, often absent on wrecks of her type are still in place and highly recognizable, as is the...  more »
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Due to strong currents and the 200 foot plus depth of the wreck site, the City of Rio de Janeiro is likely a difficult dive which requires technical diving; specifically since it is at a depth greater than 130 feet. A 3D representation of the wreck...  more »
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As there is no current documentation regarding the current state of Clallam, only educated guesses can be made regarding the shape of the vessel by comparison to like shipwrecks. Clallam may have mostly rotted as the majority of her structure and hull was...  more »
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Diving Pacific would be impossible. It lies at over 900 feet below sea level, far too deep for even technical scuba diving. The wreck would need to be explored with an ROV or a manned submersible. While the position of the wreck has been confirmed by the...  more »
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The state of San Juan's wreck is unknown as no diving accounts or photographs exist online. Data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the exact co-ordinates of the San Juan. At some point, the wreck was documented by...  more »
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Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario - A Journey of Discovery Book

The National Museum of the Great Lakes is excited to announce the release of a new book titled Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario: A Journey of Discovery. This book contains stories of long lost shipwrecks and the journeys of the underwater explorers who found them, written by Jim Kennard with paintings by Roland Stevens and underwater imagery by Roger Pawlowski.

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