Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Schooner days

Even with the November winds blowing (save for today, it seems, which is 20C and calm in Toronto), shipwrecks are still being turned up on Lake Erie, which holds the bones of hundreds of lost vessels, some known and some not, beneath its shallow waters.

Yesterday's Toledo Blade reports two new additions to the "known" list off Cleveland -- the schooners Plymouth and Riverside, the latter of which was built in 1870 and ended her career in a collision with a steamer in 1893.

The project was a joint effort between the Great Lakes Historical Society and a Cleveland-based group.

For the full story, including some fascinating underwater video, click here.

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