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HMS Ontario found

Postby kevfish » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:39 am

Maybe of interestto those of a more historical tilt....

Deep sea divers have found the wreck of a Royal Navy warship which sank during the American Revolution.

The discovery of HMS Ontario, at the bottom of one of the Great Lakes on the US-Canada border, has been hailed an "archaeological miracle".

Full story on BBC:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7454578.stm
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Re: HMS Ontario found

Postby justsimon » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:05 pm

Fantastic stuff. With two windows intact!
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Re: HMS Ontario found

Postby Andy » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:55 pm

Shows the advantage of a side scan!! Nice find.


I do like this quote from the BBC article;

There are about 4,700 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, with approximately 500 in Lake Ontario.


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

And they are all relatively pristine - planning to dive a 1890s wooden barque in Lake Huron on on the next trip to Canada. She's deep, dark and cold - but mostly intact.
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