Ocean Wave

by Shipwreck World

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Year Sank



153 ft (46.6 m)

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Ocean Wave

Wreck Location

Point Traverse, Lake Ontario, Canada
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   43° 50' 45.1788" N      Longitude:   -76° 54' 8.3412" W


 The174 ft  paddlewheel steamer Ocean Wave was built in Montreal in 1852.   She was heading for Toronto when she caught fire, burned, and sank with a great loss of life.  The wreck is upside down. 


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