Port Dalhousie Tiller Wreck
Jim Garrington of
Marine, Dave Gilchrist and Jim Lockherd have done some
extensive research work on this fantastic tiller arm wreck
that dates back to the early 1800's. Some of the
structure looks like the "War of 1812" era of shipbuilding.
The two-masted schooner, tentatively identified as the "King
Horn" is 136ft. x 25ft. and was fitted as a barge. It was in
tow with a load of grain when it sank around 1897.
This schooner was built in 1877 and sank off Kingston in 1922.
This wreck was recently found in 2001. Diving is
now open to it. It is located approximately 18 miles
City of Sheboygan
The three masted schooner is
135'x27'x10' in dimension. It
was built in 1871 and sank on
Sept. 25, 1915 loaded with coal. The schooner sits
upright in 100' of water off of Amherst Island. Masts,
rigging, blocks deadeyes etc. adorn this beautiful, well
Steamer "Comet" was sunk by collision with the Schooner
"Exchange" off the Ducks in Lake Ontario. The "Comet"
sank May 21, 1861 off Nine Mile Point.
Picton Two Masted Schooner
There are not to many shipwrecks in the Great
Lakes as well intact as this one. Not many have masts still
standing as well as the bowsprit. This wreck has all this in place.
The cross tree is broken off of the forward mast and is laying on
the bottom on the starboard side. The aft mast still has the
cross tree in place.