Laura Grace

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Year Built

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Year Sank

1920

Depth

15 ft (4.6 m)

Difficulty Level

Novice


Laura Grace

Wreck Location

Just a short distance off shore from Long Pond road
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   43° 17' 36.5388" N      Longitude:   -77° 40' 11.28" W

Description

Steam powered wooden tugboat


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anonymous by Fred Amato on 3/5/2012
The ship is 76 foot long tugboat that was sailing from Kingston on Thursday, December 5, 1918 to port Dalhousie (near St. Catharines). Early Friday morning, December 6th, 1918, the ship capsized in a winter storm just off Grand View Beach. Except for the Captain William Murphy, nine crew members got on their lifeboat and headed for shore just off Grand View Beach on Lake Ontario in the Town of Greece, NY. The lifeboat capsized in the heavy breakers tossing the crew into the icy lake water. All nine eventually got to shore with the help of ship cook, Margaret Switzer. The tug boat is still in the water and has been seen by several people. Everything was removed from the inside of it shortly after it went aground. Information comes from a Democrat & Chronicle News paper dated June 20, 1962, "Old Tug Lures Scuba Divers"

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