(probably the Ivanhoe)
LOCATION: Western Lake Erie 3.7 miles [6km] off Avon Lake, Ohio, USA
LIES: Upright on mud bottom.
CONDITION: Amidships Intact, collapsed at bow stern.
DEPTH: 54' [16m]
BUILT: 1848 at Irving, NY, USA.
LOST: Collision with the schooner Arab October 4, 1855
DIMENSIONS: 110' [33m] Length x 25'-9" [8m] beam x 9'-3" [3m]
Currently the summer of 2007, this site is being surveyed by the Maritime
Archeological Survey Team, MAST.
bow is collapsed and buried beneath the bottom. Highlights here include, the
samson post, a very large pawl bit, which extends 10 ft [3m] above the
bottom, and the windlass. ·
a mooring is secured at mid ship. Huge timbers frame the centerboard.
Deck beams are at 50 ft. The
planking is mostly missing. Port and starboard railings are intact. Coal is
abundant everywhere. ·
the centerboard box, a large section of the ship is collapsed and buried,
leaving a 20 ft [6 m] gap of seemingly shipwreck-less bottom. The
transom and upright rudder post remain intact here. The rudder is steered
to starboard and buried. · Although
the site appears to have been relieved of its artifacts by preceding
generations, enough structure remains to make this a very interesting site. It
is my experience that the visibility here ranges between 2 ft [1m] and 8