Sunday, June 15, 2008

HMS Ontario Discovered

The HMS Ontario, a British warship built in 1780 has been discovered in deep water off the southern shore of Lake Ontario. In the early evening hours of October 31, 1780, the British sloop of war HMS Ontario sank with over 120 men, women, children and prisoners on board during a sudden and violent gale. The discovery of the HMS Ontario was made in early June utilizing sophisticated side scan sonar technology. The ship was found between Niagara and Rochester, NY in an area of the lake where the depth extends to more than 500 feet. The HMS Ontario is considered to be one of the few "Holy Grail" shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. The shipwreck of the HMS Ontario is still considered to be British Admiralty property. For the rest of the story Click Here.

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