|Cornelia B. Windiate
LOCATION: Lake Huron. ~6 mi [10 km] off Presque Isle Harbor, MI, USA
DIVE CHARTER: Great
Lakes Dive Charters.
LIES: Upright on hard bottom.
CONDITION: Pristine as they come.
DIMENSIONS: 139' [42m] x 26' [8m] x 12' [4m]
NOTES: I firmly believe the finest
shipwreck diving on the planet is contained within the frigid freshwater
of the Great Lakes, and the Windiate is perhaps the most intact schooner
on the bottom. All hatch covers in place. A yard still hangs from the
forward of the three standing masts. Her hoops skirts and rigging merely
require some canvas to make her complete. Yawl sits upright on the bottom
off of the starboard, stern. * A tribute to the integrity of the divers
whom have explored her, over 130 years after her sinking, twenty years
since her discovery, she remains a breath taking sight to behold. If you
are so trained, equipped, and seasoned to experience the pleasure of
seeing her first hand, adjust your gas plan accordingly.