A video from Shark Marine's archives demonstrating the use of Remotely Operated Vehicles and Sonar equipment to study and document under water archaeological sites.
The St. Catharines Shipwreck Millennium Project:
Six kilometers off Port Dalhousie, at the bottom of Lake Ontario, lie the sunken remains of a two masted schooner. Gently resting on her starboard side, the intact wreck has been the focus of an intensive underwater archaeological study. Measuring 94ft.(28.6M) by 21 ft.(6.4M), the vessel, through a study of her dimensions, construction and equipment on board is believed to have been built for passage through the first Welland Canal. The schooner's construction indicates that it may be an example of a Transition Era vessel. (when vessels underwent changes in construction for Canal use.) Despite gathering much information on her construction and searching historical records, the true identity of this vessel, for now, remains a mystery.
This video was made possible by funding from Shark Marine, Canada Millennium Partnership Program & the City of St. Catharines.