Site NameC. B. Benson

  • Location:

    near Port Colborne / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    30

  • Organization:

    Niagara Divers Assn

  • Record Date:

    May 30,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Barquentine

  • Rig:

    3 masted

  • Length:

    136

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Erie

  • Depth min:

    86

  • Depth max:

    86

  • Current:

    No Current

  • Buoy Type:

    Spar

  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

  • Line Size:

    45

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:

    No

  • Notes:

    Mooring block is off bow. 6.6NM/176T Port Colborne, 17.5NM/15.2T Dunkirk

  • Description:

    Lost in storm October 14, 1893

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
C. B. Benson30 05 2003CANCEL WRITTEN NOTSHIP C1065/09 C1066/09, C1068/09, C1069/09 AND C1070/09
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Flashing Yellow Light (FL4S) and Radar Reflector
C. B. Benson30 05 2003CANCEL WRITTEN NOTSHIP C851/08
C. B. Benson30 05 2003
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Deployed for 2012 season
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Removed for winter. Will be replaced in spring
C. B. Benson30 05 2003edit-field-buoy-comment-0-value
C. B. Benson30 05 2003deployed for season
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Buoy removed for season. Will be replaced spring 2014.
C. B. Benson30 05 2003buoy deployed for season
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Buoy removed for winter. 5 Gal winter marker installed, Will replace in spring.
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Buoy removed and replaced with plastic jug do to damaged line (missing thimble). To be replaced asap.
C. B. Benson30 05 2003New line installed but buoy removed for season. White jug marking site for fall & winter.
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Buoy deployed for 2016 season
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Buoy removed for season, will be replaced in spring 2017. 25 liter temporary jug installed.
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Deployed for 2017 season.
C. B. Benson30 05 2003Buoy removed for winter season. Will reinstall in spring. 25 liter yellow jug left as winter marker.

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