Lake Champlain

Underwater Historic Preserve System

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Wreck site marked by Yellow mooring Buoy.

WRECK
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LOCATION
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LAT
LON
DEPTH FFW COMMENTS
Phoenix North Face of Colchester Shoal 44 33.3'
73 20.1'
60 to 110 146' x 27' 1814 sidewheel steamer, sunk 1819 burned to the waterline, only hull remains.
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Horse Powered Ferry
Burlington Harbor Horse Ferry sidescan thumbnail
Burlington Bay - 1100 meters NW of North Point of Breakwater 44 29.1'
73 14.6'
45 63' x 23', very fragile wreck, only known example of horse driven (turntable) ferry.
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OJ Walker
OJ Walker sidescan thumbnail
Burlington Bay 44 28.7'
73 14.4'
60 Mostly intact.
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General Butler
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Burlington Harbor Breakwater - South Edge, West Side 44 28.3'
73 13.7'
40 88' x 14' 1862 sailing canal boat - sunk 1876, mostly intact.
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Coal Barge
AR Noyes sidescan thumbnail
North of Proctor Shoal (off Shelburne Pt) 44 27.2'
73 14.7'
60 to 80 90' x 14' 1800's canal barge, presumed to be the A.R. Noyes. Silty bottom.
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Sloop Island Canal Boat ¼ mile north of Sloop Island 44 18/78
73 18.492'
90 97' long, 17 ½' wide standard canal boat, cargo coal. Name unknown est sinking 1915.
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Stone Boat Southeast of Diamond Island 44 14.1
73 20.0'
12 to 23 93' x 14'. Canal boat carrying quarried stone. Currents may be strong.
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Water Witch 1000 ft south of Diamond Island 44 13.93'
73 20.13'
90 83' x 18'. Steamboat converted to sail. Built 1832 sank April 26 1866 while carrying iron ore. Currents may be strong.
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New York Underwater Preserve
Champlain II Westport - North of Rock Harbor 44 12.36'
73 22.58'
15 to 35 258' x 35' 1868 sidewheel steamer originally named the Oakes Ames - renamed 1874 - ran aground 1875. Approx 160 ft of the hull remains, mostly debris.
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