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The Henry C. Daryaw was a 220 ft long steel freighter that sank in 1941 when she ran upon a shoal between American and Canadian Channels. The navigator did not see the shoal in a deep fog and Daryaw ran into it striking her bow. The Daryaw flipped upside...  more »
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This two masted unidentified schooner lies in 178 feet of water in lake ontario. The masts are still standing.  more »
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This wreck is thought to be from the War of 1812. Also known at the Bluff Nosed Wreck. It is in 165 feet of water.  more »
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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 three masted schooner Oliver Mowat was built in 1873 at Mill Haven, Ontario. She was 116 feet in length. In September of 1921 the Oliver Mowat was struck midship by the steel freighter Keywest. Three of the five crew were lost. The masts were a hazard...  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 »
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The two masted schooner Fabiola was built at Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1852. She was lost south of the False Duck Islands on route from Oswego with a cargo of coal.  more »
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The Florence, a wooden tug was built at Levis, Quebec in t 1885. She worked in the St Lawrence River and Lakes Erie and Ontrio until springing a leak and sinking in November 1933. Her engine and propeller were removed. Much of the tug is now broken up due...  more »
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The Banshee is a wooden propeller steamboat. She was on route from Port Stanley (Lake Erie) to Montreal with a cargo of 6000 bushels of weat, 250 barrels of flour, and 300 kegs of butterr. The Banshee ran into a terrific strom on August 21, 1861 and lost...  more »
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Two masted schooner Echo loaded with barley sank near False Duck Island in Lake Ontario on October 11, 1861. All of the crew survived. Located in shallow water it is farly broken up.  more »
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The schooner William Jamieson was built in 1878 at Mill Point, Ontario. On May 15, 1923, while bound Oswego to Napanee, Ontario with 350 tons of hard coal, the schooner sprang a leak near the Ducks, and began taking on water. Captain Patrick McManus...  more »
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A scuttled wooden tug boat named "Terry's tug" is unidentified tug but is believed to be from the Collins Bay Rafting and Forwarding Company that worked out of the local area.  more »
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The iron hulled 165 ft long steamer S. M. Douglas (formally the White Star) was built in 1897 for the Oakville Navigation company for use as passenger steamer. During the summer of 1903 while refitting the White star burned and was declared a total loss...  more »
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Built in 1965 for the Algoma fleet, the Jodrey was a fairly new 623 foot Canadian self un-loader. On November 21 1974 while traveling upbound on the St. Lawrence River, the Jodrey struck a navigational buoy and quickly began taking on water. She ran up on...  more »
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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 »
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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.  more »
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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 »
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Originally named as the Quebec by Carrier, Laine and Company of Quebec. In 1929 she was renamed the Londonderry and rebuilt as a wrecking dredge. Scuttled in 1969 in the Upper Gap.  more »
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Ship Type: Centreboard SchoonerLifespan: Built 1868, Sunk 1877Length: 131ftDepths: 90ftLocation: Sparrow Island, Brockville, Ontario, CanadaGPS N44 33 378 W75 43 151 The Lillie Parsons was launched on September 14, 1868 in Tonawanda, New York. She is a...  more »
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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 »
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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 »
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The Frontenac was built by Calvin's son in 1900 at their shipyard on Garden Island, specifically for towing rafts. In the early 1900's rafts became fewer and fewer, and the company went out of business at the outset of the First World War. In 1912, the...  more »
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The Effie Mae was launched in 1968. Around 1980, the Effie Mae became the first live-aboard dive charter boat in the Kingston area before changing hands in 1987 to Ted and Donna Walker who started a diving charter around Kingston. In the spring of 1993,...  more »
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Launched as the "Kingston" at Montreal in 1854, she was one of the finest Canadian steamboats of her day on the Upper St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. In 1872, she was gutted by fire while off Grenadier Island in the St. Lawrence River. Rebuilt as the...  more »
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