|Steven F. Gale
Lake Erie 18 mi [13 km] off Cleveland, Ohio, USA
LIES: Upright on/under mud bottom.
CONDITION: Broken at bow and stern. Otherwise intact.
DEPTH: 70' [21m]
TYPE: 2 masted schooner
BUILT: 1847 at Chicago, IL USA.
LOST: Floundered in a storm November 28, 1876. All hands lost.
DIMENSIONS: 122'-6" [37m] Length x 24' [7m] beam x 9'-9" [3m] .
Silted to deck. Light
zebra mussel infestation. Site has many points
of interest. · The
bow holds a windlass with chain running to a hawse pipe. Moving aft, the capstan
resembles a tree stump, uprooted lying on its side on the deck. ·
The forward hold
contains what appears to be a spool of chain. The decking remains
in place underneath scattered piles of large stone cargo. ·
A deck winch, tow post
and mast hole exist aft of the forward hold, followed by a second hold and
the pump. ·
The cabin area, less cabin, holds a stove. The stern is collapsed. The
rudder remains exposed and upright. ·
Both port and starboard rails are intact with the deadeyes still in place.
· Well worth the
trip. · Dive
Conditions July 30, 2006: Visibility a dark and hazy 10 feet [3m], Bottom
Temp 56° F [13° C], Topside sunny, lake was as smooth as glass.