Site NameP. B. Locke

  • Location:

    Lake Ontario, off Port Hope / N44°10'12" W78°32'27.6"

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  • Organization:

    SOS Toronto

  • Record Date:

    September 10,2013

  • Wreck Type:

    3-masted wooden centreboard schooner

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  • Body of Water:

    Lake Ontario

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  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

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  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

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  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

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  • Notes:

    In August of 2013, Dive Source and Nautilus Scuba Club volunteered to share the responsibility of maintaining this mooring ongoing until further notice.

  • Description:

    P.B. Locke, 136-foot schooner, built 1873 Converted to a barge, hauling stone, sank in a storm, October 1912 All 10 aboard survived Found by Nautilus Scuba Club, August 2000 Mooring by Save Ontario Shipwrecks

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
P. B. Locke06/06/2021DeployedNW-C-0796-21Replaced overwintering marker with CCG-approved SOS spar buoy equipped with internal radar reflector, flashing yellow lantern, and self-retracting mooring pennant. Replaced worn yellow polypropylene mooring line with new polysteel mooring line. Replaced worn eye-splice in mooring pennant. This shipwreck site is subject to recreational fishing traffic so divers should be on the lookout, and avoid, fishing tackle caught in the mooring.
P. B. Locke03/10/2018RemovedNo over winter buoy deployed
P. B. Locke25/10/2018RemovedC2497/18Buoy was removed and line dropped to bottom. No winter buoy on station

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