Propeller Maps

The propeller Acme was carrying a cargo of farm products and sank in a storm due to a leak in the hull.  more »
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The package frreighter, Passaic, while carrying a load of lumber and towing several barges encountered heavy seas and foundered.  more »
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The four masted iron propeller, Brunwick, loaded with a heavy cargo of coal collided with the schooner Carlingford in mid November 1881 and sank in 100 feet of water.  more »
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The wooden propeller, Tonawanda, was nearing Buffalo during a heavy storm and signalled for assistance. While being towed and within 5 miles from the harbor the ship listed and sank. Salvage attempts were made but failed. She was carrying heavy loads of...  more »
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The propeller Dacotach was carrying a cargo of general merchandise when she ran aground and broke up. A portion of the shipwreck lies scattered over the shallow area near shore.  more »
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Wreck is believed to be that of the wooden propeller Chippewa also referred to as the Chrysler Park Wreck that sank in this area in August 1920. The shipwreck is 65 feet in length and is in the middle of the shipping channel.  more »
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The Fred Mercur was a wooden propeller that was built in Buffalo, NY in 1882. In July of 1925 she caught fire and burned to a total loss. The crew was saved. The wreck is located about 5 km upstream (west) of Stanley Island, and is on the north side of...  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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Ferried cars and trucks between Wolfe Island and Kinston for 30 years. First commercial vessel to be scuttled in the Great Lakes. Today it is a very popular dive site.  more »
0 1 in Lake Ontario
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