Site NameColonial

  • Location:

    Rondeau Bay, Lake Erie / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    42

  • Organization:

    SOS Windsor

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Steam, Bulk Carrier

  • Rig:

    Prop

  • Length:

    254

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Erie

  • Depth min:

    22

  • Depth max:

    22

  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Cable - coated

  • Line Size:

    41

  • 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.

  • 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.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Colonial21/10/2012RemovedC1103/12removed for the winter season
Colonial27/06/2012DeployedC1103/12Deployed for the summer season
Colonial14/06/2008DeployedC1084/08
Colonial01/11/2008RemovedC2473/08CANCEL WRITTEN NOTSHIP C1084/08
Colonial30/06/2009DeployedC1418/09This NOTSHIP replaced C1391/09

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