Oldest shipwreck ever found [Great Lakes]
Last updated: October 1, 2017 at 14:04 pm
1780 – HMS Ontario is the oldest shipwreck and the only fully intact British warship ever found in the Great Lakes. It was discovered at an approximate depth of 150 m (500 ft) by Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville using side-scan sonar and an ROV in 2008. The 22-gun ship went down with its entire crew of 130. The ship was traveling from Fort Niagara to Oswego but—as of 2017—the exact location of the wreck has not been disclosed.
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