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The USS Monitor is one of the most famous ships ever constructed. Her design was extremely unorthodox and revolutionary creating a lot of controversy within the United States government at the time of her conception. A work of desperation against the...  more »
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RMS Rhone was built and launched in 1865 by the Millwall Iron Works in London, England for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. Her sister ship was the RMS Duoro. She was an iron hulled steamship 310 feet long with a top speed of 14 knots. She could...  more »
0 3 in Caribbean Sea
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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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 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 Kinghorn was in a tow with 6 other schooners by the tug, Hiram A. Walker in April of 1897. The tow was headed to Montreal when a storm sank three of the schooner barges. The Kinghorn was carrying a load of wheat.  more »
0 1 in St. Lawrence River
The Atlasco was a wooden steamship built in 1881 at Buffalo, New York. She sank during a storm south of Ostrander Point near Point Traverse on August 7, 1921. The was no loss of life.  more »
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The steel steamship Manola was built in 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio. The ship was to be utilized during WW I. The ship was cut in half and both the bow and stern were towed though the Welland Canal and across Lake Ontario. the stern section made it safely...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
The136ft schooner RH Rae was built for the trans-Atlantic trade by the Rae Brothers of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She capsized during a squall and was declared a total loss after a salvage attempt failed.Located again in 1888 efforts to raise her were...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
The schooner Olive Branch was built in Picton Ontario in 1871. Enroute to Portsmouth (Kingston) in 1880 with a load of coal the Olive Branch was caught in a storm and capsized drowning all five of her crew members. She was located in 1888 but efforts to...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
The 95 foot schooner Katie Eccles was built in Deseronto in 1877 and was one of the last schooners to sail on Lake Ontario. She left Oswego and sailed to Napanee wtih a load of coal in Nov 1922 when she ran into heavy weather. Captain Harry Mitchell, was...  more »
0 1 in Lake Ontario
The trhee masted schooner George Marsh was built in 1882 by Footlanders at the Muskegon, Michigan. After service under the American flag, she was purchased by J.B. Flint, of Belleville, Ontario and given Canadian registration. On August 8, 1914, she set...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
The City of Sheboygan was built by in Sheboygan, WI on July 5th, 1871. A Canadian registered ship, she was heavily loaded with feldspar and was caught in a storm. The City of Sheboygan sank on September 25th 1915 near Amherst Island. Five sailors were...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
Two-masted schooner Annie Falconer was built in Kingston in 1867. She departed from Kingston on her maiden voyage on May 17th, destination Toronto. The cargo was 25 tons of stone. During her lifetime she carried a wide range of cargoes: stone, lumber,...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
Two masted schooner grounded and sank in a gale. Broken up and scattered  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
Three masted schooner barge. Typically bouyed during the diving season  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
War of 1812 US warship Sank in a gale on Lake Ontario Off limits for diving. Diving permit must be obtained from Canada.  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
Historic War of 1812 schooner caught in a storm.  more »
0 1 in Lake Ontario
Thought to be the schooner Henry Clay but identity not confirmed.  more »
0 1 in Lake Ontario
The Homer Warren was the oldest wooden straight deck bulk freighter in operation on the Great Lakes when it foundered in a heavy gale on October 28, 1919. The ship was on route from Oswego, New York, to Toronto, Canada, with a crew of nine men, all of...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
Three masted schooner 136 ft long carried coal with a crew of 7 people. Only Captain Griffin was saved after clinging to the mast.  more »
0 1 in Lake Ontario
The US Coast Guard Boat 56022 sank in a storm on December 1, 1977. The boat was located by shipwreck explorers, Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville.While on route from Oswego to Niagara, the 56-foot Coast Guard cable boat experienced 6-foot waves and winds of 50...  more »
0 0 in Lake Ontario
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