Bishops Derirck

by Jim Kennard


Year Built

1853

Year Sank

1853

Depth

55 ft (16.8 m)

Difficulty Level

Intermediate


Bishops Derirck

Wreck Location

Approximately 14 miles NE of the entrance to Dunkirk harbor 
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   42° 37' 45.5988" N      Longitude:   -79° 8' 33.6012" W

Description

 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. 


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