Explorers find Civil War-era wreck in Lake Ontario

A Civil War-era schooner loaded with corn collided with another commercial vessel during a blinding snowstorm in 1862 and sank in minutes into the dark depths of Lake Ontario.

Two shipwreck explorers chanced upon the 119-foot-long C. Reeve while conducting underwater surveys this summer a few miles off the lake’s southern shore west of Rochester.

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