Bay State Discovered
The shipwreck Bay State has been discovered by our colleagues in Lake Ontario – Jim Kennard, Roger Pawlowski, and Roland ‘Chip’ Stevens.
The Bay State, we believe, is the oldest steam driven propeller ship discovered in Lake Ontario to date. She was built in Buffalo in 1852, and sank in Lake Ontario on November 2, 1862 in a storm that created havoc across Lake Ontario – including 13 other accidents over that weekend.
You can find out more information about the shipwreck at:http://www.shipwreckworld.com/articles/mid-19th-century-steamship-discovered-in-lake-ontario.
You can also see some of the media coverage here: