Manola

by Shipwreck World


Year Built

1890

Year Sank

1918

Depth

75 ft (22.9 m)

Difficulty Level

Intermediate


Manola

Wreck Location

Southeast end of False Duck Island
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   43° 54' 13.2588" N      Longitude:   -76° 46' 7.4388" W

Description

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 across the lake.  The bow section sank during a snowstorm on December 3rd, 1918.  Eleven lives were lost. 



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