Atlantic

Lost: 08/20/1852
Depth: 155
The Atlantic was a sidewheel steamer, 265 feet in length. She was built in 1849 as a passenger steamer, and at that time she was the fastest of her kind on the Great lakes. On August 20th, 1852 she was making a regular run from Buffalo to Detroit when she collided with the down bound vessel, Ogdensberg. More than 250 Passengers were lost.

Today, the Atlantic sits upright in 155 feet of water off Long Point, Ontario. Her upper decks have collapsed, but the lowers and the holds are intact. Her single mast still stands, and her paddle wheels are partially intact. She's encrusted in Zebra mussels, but artifacts are occasionally visible. Visibility on this site varies from 20 to 70 feet and bottom temperatures from 42-46 degrees.

Photos by Tom Wilson.
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