This Mysterious Shipwreck Was Found Beneath Lake Ontario

Shipwreck hunters have discovered the long-lost wreckage of the Lady Washington, a 53-foot vessel that transported furs and other goods during the late 18th century. The sloop sank to the bottom of Lake Ontario in 1803 during a severe storm and left no survivors. Its whereabouts were a mystery until now.

The Lady Washington is among the oldest ships in the region, and it will provide a unique glance at the little-known history of the Great Lakes between the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

For now, there are no plans to raise the shipwreck. Further analysis will be made via sonar scanning and high-resolution imagery.

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