|Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie
LOCATION: Eastern Lake Erie off Long Point.
DIVE CHARTER: Osprey
Dive Charters. Barcelona, NY
LIES: Upright on mud bottom.
CONDITION: Bow/Stern Intact. Broken Midship.
DEPTH: 185'-200' [56-61m]
TYPE: Barquentine (Three mast).
BUILT: 1875 at St.
Catharines, Ontario, CA.
LOST: September 27, 1909 after collision with the passenger steamer, City
DIMENSIONS: 128' [39m] Length x
26' [8m] beam x 12' [4m]
NOTES: · Forward
mast standing. · Moderate zebra mussel
infestation. Bow sits well off of bottom. Deck is heavily silted.
The bowsprit is broken, angling from bow down to bottom. A chain hangs
from port rail extending to bowsprit. The bell is sitting on bow a top of
the broken bowsprit. An anchor hangs on starboard rail. A second anchor
lies on the bottom off of the starboard side. Deck is collapsed just
aft of bow deck. Adjacent to this collapse, along starboard side, is a
vertical ship member draped in fishing net (probably a fallen section of
mast embedded in bottom). Mid ship is heavily silted. Decking, hull ribs, and
sections of rail are intertwined together. A large rain barrel exist
mostly intact, full of silt on the port side. ·
At the stern, a yawl boat rest, vertically (bow
up, keel out) against the port side. The wheel remains in place and
intact. Cabin is in place with roof collapsed, walls fallen outwards. Deck
area here also heavily silted. Rudder appears to be completely submerged
in bottom. ·
Remnants of modern dive mooring lines are
littered over the starboard side at stern....