A group of retirees-cum-shipwreck-hunters have discovered the remains of the Washington, an 18th-century trading vessel that sank to the bottom of Lake Ontario 1803.
The 53-foot 16m sloop is the second largest shipwreck to ever be found in the Great Lakes.
The Washington was a commercial trading vessel that transported furs and household goods across lakes Eerie and Ontario in the late 18th century.
On November 6th, 1803, it departed Kingston harbour, bound for Niagara with two crew and several merchants on board.
A severe storm developed on Lake Ontario later that day, and the ship never made it back to harbour.
The Washington is an important historical find for several reasons.