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Louie O’Neil Barge, S.D. Caldwell was Mystery is a boat accessible fresh water dive site, located at Lake Erie, Port Stanley, ON, Canada. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m.

12 miles south of Port Stanley, Sunk in 1887, Located in 1987 sitting up right with a load of Pa. coal

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This wreck was detailed in the 2009 issue 19 of Wreck Diving Magazine

Other names : built as S.D. CALDWELL, renamed in 1887
Official no. : 14654
Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
Build info : 1862, Stevens & Presley, Cleveland as a propeller
Specs : 196x31x13, 523 t.
Date of loss : 1887, Apr 29
Place of loss : off Port Stanley
Lake : Erie
Type of loss : collision/storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : coal
Detail : She foundered as a result of a collision with the schooner THOMAS L. PARKER, another of a line of schooners behind the tug V SWAIN, which encountered a gale and went out of control. Her crew made it to Conneaut in her boat, after struggling against the storm for 60 hours. Her name change and her loss were reported at Port Huron on the same date, May 18, 1887.
Owned by Robert Holland, Marine City.
Major repair in 1879. Rebuilt from prop to barge in 1884.

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