One of more than 20 shipwrecks found in the Fathom Five National Marine Park in Ontario, Canada.
The Sweeptstakes was a schooner ship built in Ontario ca 1867. Today the shipwreck can be viewed a number of ways including by scuba diving, or by taking a boat tour of the Fathom Five National Marine Park. Although it is not permitted to enter the shipwreck when diving, the exterior can be explored.
The Sweepstakes was originally damaged off Cove Island. The wreck was then towed to its current resting place in Big Tub Harbour and sank in September 1885.
Many ships plied the waters of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes of Ontario, during the beginning of the shipping era in the 1850's however the force of the weather on these lakes was underestimated. Ships were the main means of supplying goods to developing communities and industries along the the shores of Georgian Bay. Outbound shipping transported goods produced in Georgian Bay for large urban centres.
Shipwreck of the ship Sweepstakes (built in 1867) in Big Tub Harbour, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 16mm.
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