Barge F
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Barge "F" (unknown)
LOCATION: Eastern Lake Erie. ~10 mi [16 km] off Barcelona, NY, USA
DIVE CHARTER: Osprey Dive Charters. Barcelona, NY
LIES: Upright on mud bottom.
CONDITION: Completely intact.
DEPTH: 130-145' [40-44m]
TYPE: Wooden Barge
CARGO: Coal
DIMENSIONS: ~140' [43m] x ~30' [9m]
(per Kevin Magee survey 6/18/05)
NOTES:
Light to Moderate zebra mussel infestation. Estimate the deck is ~4-10' [1-3m] off of mud bottom. The stern offering the highest relief. Remainder of hull is buried. Deck is slightly listed to port. Bow deck lightly silted. Aft deck is clean (perhaps swabbed by scooters?). Planking in place with no major signs of damage or deterioration. Hold is full of silt to ~12" [300mm] below deck. Wheel (8 spokes) & steering mechanism in place and in good condition, except for 2-3 handles missing from port side. Partially obscured lettering on the top of the capstan reads "Lawrence Foundry". Though I've been informed that past reconnaissance has revealed the obscured lettering as "J.W. Henry, Quebec and..." (to be confirmed). Otherwise, dozens of Burbot call her home. 

Rough Sketch of Site by Jack Papes
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16_Wheel 17_7074_Rudder 18_7097_Stern Video Clip of July 3, 2005 Dive on Barge F

NEW VIDEO CLIP 

 
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07-03-05



 
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