Thursday, January 29, 2015
19th CENTURY CANAL BOATS FOUND ON BOTTOM OF LAKE ONTARIO
Two 19th century canal boats were recently found on the bottom of Lake Ontario 200’ down. A dive team from Rochester discovered the boats using side-scan sonar searching for shipwrecks on Lake Ontario’s eastern end. The sunken canal boats 65’ & 78’ were found within a few miles of each other midway between Oswego and Sackets Harbor. They were likely under tow being used as barges and had to be cut loose in a storm.