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The package frreighter, Passaic, while carrying a load of lumber and towing several barges encountered heavy seas and foundered.  more »
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The three masted schooner, Annabell Wilson, carrying a load of 1000 tons of coal was being towed from Erie, PA to Port Colboure when a storm forced them to find a safe harbor at Dunkirk, NY. Before the tow could reach the harbor the schooner foundered....  more »
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The four masted iron propeller, Brunwick, loaded with a heavy cargo of coal collided with the schooner Carlingford in mid November 1881 and sank in 100 feet of water.  more »
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The two masted schooner, J. G. McGrath, carrying a heavy cargo of stone which shifted in a terrible storm and caused the ship to founder.  more »
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Sank due to a leak in the hull. Nice novice dive.  more »
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The 254 foot wooden side wheel steamer, Alabama, became waterlogged and sank. Parts of the ship were salvaged. It is very broken up and scattered on the bottom.  more »
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The storm of Dec 8, 1909 caused the Richardson to founder off of Waverly Shoal. Much of the wreck today is scattered on the bottom.  more »
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The wooden tug Acme collided with the vessel that she had in tow. Scattered pieces remain in the area today.  more »
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The 105 foot wooden barge, Finch, foundered in a heavy sea due to a leak in the hull. Broken up remains.  more »
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The wooden propeller, Tonawanda, was nearing Buffalo during a heavy storm and signalled for assistance. While being towed and within 5 miles from the harbor the ship listed and sank. Salvage attempts were made but failed. She was carrying heavy loads of...  more »
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While salvaging the steamer Erie a gale broke the salvage barge loose from its moorings and it sank about 1/2 mile from the site. Bishop's Berrick was built to salvage the the steamers Erie and Altantic.  more »
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Partial structure of a vessel consisting of a steel frame and winches.  more »
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The propeller Dacotach was carrying a cargo of general merchandise when she ran aground and broke up. A portion of the shipwreck lies scattered over the shallow area near shore.  more »
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Barge US 104 was carrying a cargo ot oats when in struck a rock and foundered when nearing the Black Rock Ship Canal in July of 1921.  more »
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The motor launch, Forward, was built in 1906 by Gas Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury & Co., Consolidated (Morris Heights, New York City, New York). It was one of the first gasoline powered vessels on Lake George.  more »
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During the evening of July 15, 1875, the Champlain had just departed from Westport, N.Y. and was headed up the lake to Burlington, Vermont. The pilot apparently fell asleep at the wheel and the Champlain was driven at full speed into a rock ledge....  more »
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The Phoenix was built in 1815 and was the second side-wheel steamer on Lake Champlain. She measured 146’ in length by 27’ wide and weighed 336 tons. The ship was on the Whitehall to St.Johns run on September 5, 1819 when, in the early morning...  more »
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The Sloop Island Canal Boat is 97 feet in length and 17 1/2 feet wide. It is thought to be one of the last remaining canal boats of the early 1900's vintage. The cargo is coal.  more »
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Unidentified canal boat filled with stone. Probably broke free from a tow and ran agound at Diamond Island. The canal boat is 93 feet long and is loaded with cut stone.  more »
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The A.R. Noyes may be one of the canal boats that broke loose from the tow of the tug Tisdale on their way to Burlington on October 17, 1884 and sank near Proctor Shoal.  more »
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The O.J. Walker was built in Burlington in 1862 and named after on the region’s leading merchants, Obadiah Johnson Walker. For over 30 years this vessel carried a variety of heavy cargoes. In May of 1895 the schooner took on a load of bricks and...  more »
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The General Butler was built in Essex, New York in 1862. Designed as a canal boat-schooner it was able to remove the masts and raise its centerboard and navigate the canal system. While approaching Burlington during a Winter storm in early December 1876,...  more »
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The story of Water Witch began in 1831 when Captain Jahaziel Sherman commissioned Samuel Wood to build a new steam vessel at his shipyard in Fort Cassin, Vermont. Completed in the early part of 1832, the Water Witch was a small boat as compared to other...  more »
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This early 1800's Horse Powered Ferry boat is the only one that has ever been discovered. The vessel is basic in its design and construction and has a length of 63 feet and a beam of 18 feet. Two horse swalked on a large wheel that spanned the width of...  more »
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Sunken barge that may have been utilized in the construction of the Thousand Islands Bridge in the 1930's.  more »
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