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Old 14 June 2008, 09:18   #1
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HMS Ontario found

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7454578.stm

Amazing story - the ship has been found in 500' of water almost totally intact - even some windows are still in place!!!

It is "somewhere" in Lake Ontario but they won't say where thank goodness. There are no plans to raise it as it's a grave site.
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that's awesome. i bet that Cameron fellow who made the Titanic movie is already packing up his camera.
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Very interesting - thanks Codders. I was also surprised to read that there are about 4,700 shipwrecks in the great lakes!
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Very interesting - thanks Codders. I was also surprised to read that there are about 4,700 shipwrecks in the great lakes!
So what exactly did you think I do over here for 8 months of the year? I only have about 4,600 to go!

James Cameron actually grew up not far from where the Ontario was found. At this end of Lake Ontario (the west end) the Hamilton and Scourge are sunk. These aren't nearly as deep and are diveable, on mixed gas, and with a special permit from the government... or under the cover of darkness in a radar-evading boat!

http://www.hamilton-scourge.hamilton.ca/

This is the site of the guys who found the Ontario...

http://www.shipwreckworld.com/
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Titanic compared to Modern cruise ship.
What a difference a century makes...
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Titanic compared to Modern cruise ship.
What a difference a century makes...
Yer!

One Sophisticated, classy and sleek but older, the other Brash, trashy and bloated, but younger.... begs the question:

Which would you prefer to go down on?

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Yer!

One Sophisticated, classy and sleek but older, the other Brash, trashy and bloated, but younger.... begs the question:

Which would you prefer to go down on?

I don't know what you mean?
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You might find this interesting, they didn't realise why they were losing so many boats in the Great Lakes until someone worked out that boats are heavier in fresh water, load a boat in sea water to the gunnels and when it enters fresh water, down she goes.
The plimsole line on the boats that we see now was invented to help combat this by the same guy who made the shoes of the same name


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Which would you prefer to go down on?
Depends whether you want to have a conversation

on the way down or not?
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You might find this interesting,
Yeah, that is interesting. Obvious when you think about it, but easily missed.
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