Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lake Ontario Shipwreck from 1780

The deep, cold fresh waters of the Great Lakes seem to provide the best environment for the preservation of old shipwrecks. The latest example is the 1780 wreck of the British warship HMS Ontario recently found at the bottom of Lake Ontario. According to this report the ship is the oldest wreck ever found in the Great Lakes and is in an excellent state of preservation.

I thought this picture was kind of a teaser and have been looking for more. Let me know if you guys find any.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My father was a diver on the Great Lakes and passionately loved the ships he saw in the dark cold water. He died in 1971 and when I saw the articles on the Ontario, I felt his eyes looking at the photos through mine.

Thanks for this great one!