Locations/Lake Erie

Willis

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Type: Shipwreck (3 masted schooner)
Build: Wood
Location: Lake Erie
Nearest municipality: Wheatly
Depth: 70+ feet (23+ meters)
Visibility: 20+ feet (10+ metres)
Approximate length: 131 feet (40 metres)
Built: 1872
Sunk: 1872
Access: Boat
Level: Intermediate


The Willis sank in a collision with the bark, Elizabeth Jones, on November 11, 1872. She was constructed in Manitowoc, Wisconsin by Peter Larson in 1872.

The steering gear at the stern of this vessal is impressive, even though the ships steering wheel has been removed. Several deadeyes and blocks remain. A capstan, bilge pump, and long portion of the bowsprit remain to make this an exciting dive.

 
 
 
   

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