Eastern Basin Shipwrecks

Eastern Basin Shipwrecks (HM1L43)

Location: Dunkirk, NY 14048 Chautauqua County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 29.316', W 79° 20.171'

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A Watery Record of Mishaps

— Maritime Heritage —

Resting on the Lake Bottom. Beneath the waters before you lies a graveyard of shipwrecks from two centuries. Surprise storms, unchartered shallows, and lack of navigation aids are a few reasons for the wrecks. More and more people are learning to dive so they can explore this underwater exhibit of maritime history. Some Shipwrecks in the Erie Eastern Basin. These are some of the ships that now rest on the bottom of the lake, shown as they were before the mishap that sunk them. Wilma, Tug, Depth - 75' Swallow, Wood Propeller, Depth - 190' Abyssinia, Wood Schooner/Barge, Depth - 30' Atlantic, Sidewheel Steamer, Depth - 155' Cracker, Scow, Depth - 190' Trade Wind, Bark, 3 Masts, Depth - 120', St. James, Schooner, 2 Masts, Depth - 164' Persian, Wood Propeller, 4 Masts, Depth - 195' C.B. Benson, Barquentine, 3 Masts, Depth - 86' Brunswick, Iron Propeller, 4 Masts, Depth - 100' Carlingford, 3 - Masted Schooner, Depth - 95' Passaic, Propeller Package Freighter, Depth - 80' Washington Irving, Schooner, 2 Masts, Depth - 120' Annabell Wilson, 3 - Masted Schooner, Depth 50' Why and When Did They Go Down? 1936 Wilma - Cut by Ice 1917 Abyssinia - Ran Aground 1913 Annabell Wilson - Storm 1901 Swallow - Storm 1893 Dean Richmond - Storm 1893 C.B. Benson - Storm 1893 Washington Irving - Unknown 1891 Passaic - Storm 1881 Brunswick - Collision with Carlingford 1881 Carlingford - Collision with Brunswick 1875 Persian - Fire 1870 St. James - Unknown 1854 Trade Wind - Collision 1852 Atlantic - Collision Annabell Wilson Lost: July 12, 1913 Type: Schooner, 3 masts Cargo: Coal Dimensions: 174' x 32'2" x 12' Cause: Storm This wreck lies in 50' of water just 1/2 mile off Dunkirk Harbor. Dive the Seaway Trail. Follow the "Dive the Seaway Trail" signs to some of the northeast's finest diving sites. For more information contact Seaway Trail 315.646.1000, or NY Sea Grant 315.312.3042 History can be revealed by exploring below Seaway Trail waters. Seaway Trail, Inc., Corner Ray & West Main St., Sackets Harbor, NY 13685; 1-800-SEAWAY-T. America's Byways. This exhibit made possible by a grant from FHWA to Seaway Trail, Inc.
HM NumberHM1L43
Series This marker is part of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway series
Placed BySeaway Trail, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 636735 N 4705368
Decimal Degrees42.48860000, -79.33618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 29.316', W 79° 20.171'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 29' 18.96" N, 79° 20' 10.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45-111 Central Ave, Dunkirk NY 14048, US
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