I took these photos and this video in September 2015 on the wreck of the W.L. Wetmore during a trip with my brother Alan (seen here and below with video camera) to film the wrecks of Fathom Five National Marine Park off Tobermory, in Lake Huron, Canada. The Wetmore was a wooden-hulled steamer built in Ohio in 1871 and wrecked during a November snowstorm in 1901 while carrying timber through the treacherous channels to the north of Tobermory. The engine and cargo were salvaged but much of the ship remains on the lakebed, including large sections of hull, an impressive anchor and chain, the boiler, the unusual four-bladed screw and the rudder. In several of these pictures you can see the dolomite limestone that underlies the wreck, smoothed by glaciers during the Ice Age and swept clear of sediment by current and storms. The Wetmore is one of the most visited wrecks in the Park because of its preservation and shallow depth, with most of the remains lying in only 6 to 8 metres of water.
Click on the images to enlarge.