|"Schooner G" (unknown)
LOCATION: Eastern Lake Erie off Barcelona, NY, USA
LIES: Upright on mud bottom.
CONDITION: Completely Intact.
DEPTH: 150-165' [46-50m]
TYPE: Two-masted Schooner.
DIMENSIONS 83' [25m] Length x
16' [5m] beam (by Steve
Rickcreeck & John Gavroy):
NOTES: · Both
mast are standing, extending to 90' [27m]. · Moderate zebra mussel
infestation. Divers have been doing some scraping in places.
heads West, 260° from north. · Estimate the deck is
listing ~20° to starboard and sits ~10'-15' [3-5m] off
of the bottom. Most unusual for
Lake Erie, ~80% of the hull remains above the bottom. Starboard midship offers
least relief... At the bow, the bowsprit is lying to starboard. A scrolled carving remains. An anchor with stock lies on
the port bow deck. Chain hangs over port and starboard rails. Belaying pins and dead eyes are in place
(4 fore and 3 aft). Various rigging members are scattered on deck. ·
No hatch covers on either hatch. Both
holds are silted to just below the decking ( I did not try to determine cargo). ·
At the stern, the cabin remains in place,
less a few boards from the roof. A pump is mounted to the deck, just
in front of cabin on the port side. Another object exist in front of the
cabin on the starboard side corner, perhaps another pump less the
handle..? A cut-out is present in the cabin roof for a
stove pipe, which more than likely has collapsed below deck. The tiller is
intact and steered slightly to port. Port davit is intact and empty.
Starboard davit is missing. Two large
square windows, less the glass, exist on the transom. ·
Aside from remnants of modern dive mooring lines, the
site appears pristine. Put this one top of the list for a permanent
(See also Kevin
Magee's dive report from 9/19/05 posted here: http://thedecostop.com/forums/showpost.php?p=206705&postcount=11