Colonial

Site Name: 
Colonial
Location: 
Rondeau Bay, Lake Erie
Site ID: 
42
Organization: 
SOS Windsor
Record Date: 
June 11, 2003
Official Number: 
126012
Nation: 
USA
Built Year: 
1882
Built Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio
Built By: 
George Presley
Wreck Type: 
Steam, Bulk Carrier
Rig: 
Prop
Length: 
254
Beam: 
36
Draft: 
21
Tonnage: 
1501
Description: 
On November 13, 1914 the Colonial sprung a leak during a storm. The captain beached the ship in Rondeau Bay. Before the ship could be salvaged it broke up in in the bay.
Sank Year: 
1914
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Erie

Location

42° 15' 11.3724" N, 82° 4' 18.5484" W
Depth min: 
22
Depth max: 
22
Current: 
0.5-1 Knot
Buoy Type: 
Conical
Line Type: 
Cable - coated
Line Size: 
1/4"
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cage & Rock
SOS Plaque: 
No
Notes: 
The wreck lies scattered with much to see. The boiler, engine, anchor block, bilge pump sinks and tools are present. Also the ships bell has been secured to a concrete base and remains at the sight.

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Colonial 21 10 2012 Removed C1103/12 removed for the winter season
Colonial 27 06 2012 Deployed C1103/12 Deployed for the summer season
Colonial 02 11 2009 Removed C2453/09 Cancels C1391/09 or C1418/09.
Colonial 30 06 2009 Deployed C1418/09 This NOTSHIP replaced C1391/09
Colonial 01 11 2008 Removed C2473/08 CANCEL WRITTEN NOTSHIP C1084/08
Colonial 14 06 2008 Deployed C1084/08

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