A. Maze.


A 22-gun British warship that sank during the American Revolution and has long been regarded as one of the “Holy Grail” shipwrecks in the Great Lakes has been discovered at the bottom of Lake Ontario, astonishingly well-preserved in the cold, deep water, explorers announced Friday.
Shipwreck enthusiasts Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville used side-scanning sonar and an unmanned submersible to locate the HMS Ontario, which was lost with barely a trace and as many as 130 people aboard during a gale in 1780.
The 80-foot sloop of war is the oldest shipwreck and the only fully intact British warship ever found in the Great Lakes, Scoville and Kennard said.

11 Responses to “A. Maze.”

  1. joated says:

    Really cool! Imagine, this ship has been on the bottom of Lake Ontario for 220 years and she still looks like she’d sail if brought to the surface. Wow!

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Hey, maybe the bottled grog survived!

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Looks like a set from “Pirates Of The Caribbean”…

  4. greg newson says:

    That’s awesome.But, I thought the Erie canal was
    built in the 1820s.How did a British ship get to the
    Great Lakes in the 1780s? Does anyone know?

  5. St. Lawrence River (and now the Seaway), Greg. It’s how trappers and the “black robes” got into the interior of Canada and then into our Mid-West.

  6. greg newson says:

    Thank you,Tree hugging sister.I’m very ignorant
    of the geography of the Eastern US.I always thought
    the Eire canal was the connector to the ocean.

  7. Dave J says:

    Greg, the Erie Canal connects the Hudson River to Lake Erie. Thus, after it was built, you could sail into the Great Lakes from New York City instead of having to come down the Saint Lawrence. The Erie Canal essentially created western New York, western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  8. greg newson says:

    Dave J:I’m learning alot.Someday, I’m going back East.Like to see Gettysburg,the Empire State building,and all that.

  9. WordGirl says:

    hoh-ree moh-ree
    very cool

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