Site NameLycoming

  • Location:

    4 miles E of Erieau, Lake Erie / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    43

  • Organization:

    SOS Windsor

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Steam Bulk Freighter

  • Rig:

    Prop

  • Length:

    259

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Erie

  • Depth min:

    28

  • Depth max:

    28

  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Cable - coated

  • Line Size:

    41

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cage & Rock

  • SOS Plaque:

    No

  • Notes:

    Today the burnt out hull, prop and restored capstan are some of the highlights this site.

  • Description:

    While docked at Erieau on October 21, 1910, a fire broke out on the Lycoming. To prevent damage to the dock, the buning ship was cut lose and drifted away.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Lycoming21/10/2012RemovedC1102/12removed for the winter season
Lycoming27/06/2012DeployedC1102/12deploed for the summer season
Lycoming14/06/2008DeployedC1084/08
Lycoming01/11/2008RemovedC2473/08CANCEL WRITTEN NOTSHIP C1084/08
Lycoming26/06/2009DeployedC1390/09

Save Ontario Shipwrecks gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Culture Programs Unit and our many sponsors for their support. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture.