The Wreck of the Katie Eccles Aug 18 2019 by Aaron Hayward.
SS Wexford was a steel-hulled, propeller-driven, cargo ship built by William Doxford & Sons. at Sunderland, Great Britain in 1883. The official number for Wexford was 87342 with the hull number 00145. The ship was lost on Lake Huron with all hands on 9 November 1913 during the Great Lakes storm of 1913. Sources cite conflicting numbers for crew lost with 17 to 24 crew being listed. Her cargo at the time of loss was 96,000 bushels of wheat.
Wexford was owned by a number of parties during her service life. Wexford was renamed Elise from 1898 to 1903. She was renamed Wexford in 1903. At the time of the sinking the ship was owned by the Western Steamship Company
The wreck was discovered 25 August 2000 sitting intact and upright in 75 feet (23 m) of water on the lake bottom. A copper wreath was placed on the wreck to honor the crew of the 100th Anniversary of The Great Storm of 1913.
The JANE is a small “baby” freighter (around 60’ long) that sank in Lake Michigan on May 30, 1927 in around 100’ of water. The film was produced and directed by long time SOS Windsor member Mike Spears with much help from other members of the Windsor Chapter, such as long time President, John Karry. Much technical assistance was provided by former Ontario Provincial Underwater Archaeologist, Peter Engelbert. Peter’s “10 Ways to be a Low Impact Diver” were used as part of the framework of the film. (Had we gotten Peter’s 10 ways earlier, they would have been more prominent in the film. Since the film was almost complete, we worked them in as best we could.) Also, prominent SOS Member, the late Joyce Hayward narrated the film. (SOS can rightfully claim a great deal of credit for this film.)
Some video from a Nautical Archaeology Society; Intro and Part 1 to Underwater and Foreshore Archaeology Class. Presented by Save Ontario Shipwrecks in Brockville, Ontario -2009