Locations/Kingston

City Of Sheboygan

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Type: Shipwreck (schooner)
Build: Wood
Location: Kingston
Nearest municipality: Kingston, Ontario
Depth: 95 feet (32 metres)
Visibility: 20-25 feet (6-8 metres)
Approximate length: 135'5" (45 metres)
Built: 1871
Sunk: 1915
Access: Boat
Level: Advanced


The "City of Sheboygan" is a 3 masted schooner built in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The vessel is 135'5" long, with a 27'4" beam. 10'hold, and a gross tonnage of 244.79.

The Sheboygan left the port of Kingston Sunday September 26, 1915. With 500 tons of feldspar from a mine near Verona, she was on her way towards Buffalo, under the command of Captain MacDonald, when it was noticed at 11:00 p.m. she was taken on water. The stern had opened up due to the relentless pounding and back-breaking work she had endured over her last years as a schooner. The "City of Sheboygan" sank that late evening, along with her she took the lives of the captain and his wife, 2 dogs, Jerry Lavis, Robert Milne, and Wm. Joyner.

She now rests in her final resting place near Nut Island off of Amherst in 33 metres of water. Visibility varies from 8metres to next to nil. Items of interest during the dive are; capstan, chain locker and chain, hatch to chain locker, pulleys, forward mast, rear mast still standing 6 metres high, deadeyes, and not seen too often - remnants of the cabin.

The ship's wheel, compass, and other artifacts can be located in the Marine Museum in Kingston.


Thanks to the Dolfin Divers of Oshawa, for retrieving this article from thier archives.

 
 
 
   

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