More than 200 breathtaking stories of eastern Lake Ontario
shipwrecks, close to the city of Kingston, with the maritime history of that region, the history of each lost ship detailed,
its sinking dramatically told, and, if located, a description of the shipwreck site.
Read about: the construction of the largest warships ever employed on the Great Lakes,
the building of the first steamship on the inland seas,
the launching of the largest sailing ship ever built
on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes,
the first-ever scuttling of a commercial ship for the purpose of creating a Great Lakes scuba dive attraction (the
Wolfe Islander II),
plus many shipwrecks, including Lake Ontario's bad luck sidewheel steamer
named the Comet (pictured above), sunk in 1861,
the schooner, George A. Marsh, which sank in a violent summer storm in 1917 with the tragic loss of most of the 14 people
on board -- and how the tragedy has not yet ended!
the sinking of the bow half of the steel freighter, Manola,
in 1918 with the loss of all hands,
of the sinking of the dredge Munson in 1890,
the 1904 sinking of the schooner Annie Falconer with one life lost,
the storm sinking of the schooner Olive
Branch, lost with all hands in 1880,
the ship named the R. H. Rae, which sank wiothin
three minutes in a nightmarish "white squall" -- and, more than 120 years later, became the shipwreck which claimed the life
of a diver from the Cousteau ship, Calypso!
the story of Captain Harry Randall, who had incredibly
good luck when his ship sank one year -- and the most tragic experience the next!
This is your invitation to read these true, dramatic tales of eastern
Lake Ontario's shipwrecks: those that scuba divers, in increasing numbers, are exploring, those that have not yet been located,
and those that may not even exist!
6" x 9", softcover, 248 pages,
100+ black-and-white photos (archival, land, and underwater).
Endnotes, bibliography, and index.