Frank E. Vigor

by Jim Kennard

Year Built


Year Sank



92 ft (28 m)

Difficulty Level


Frank E. Vigor

Wreck Location

Middle of Lake Erie

~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   41° 57' 32.94" N      Longitude:   -81° 57' 14.2812" W


Steel freighter - collided wih steel steamer Phillip Minch and sank.


2 Comments & Ratings

anonymous by Eunice wood Rofsky on 8/30/2022

My dad Chief engineer Walter E Wood was on this ship when it went F5down. I was only 4 or 5 years of age. I can remember being told about it. According what I know, the weather was foggy. The other ship collided into the Vigor. The other ship survived the collision. My dad was the last man off the boat before it sank because he had to stop the engines. There were no loss of lives.

anonymous by Eunice wood Rofsky on 8/30/2022
Map was rated 5 stars by reviewer.

Ship is upside down, carried sulfur, explored by Scuba Divers, makes a great fishing location.

chief Engineer was Walter E Wood, my father.

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