A schooner found in Lake Ontario. photo by: Jim Kennard
story by VERONICA VOLK
(WXXI) A schooner that sank off the shores of New York in Lake Ontario almost a century and a half ago has been discovered. Underwater explorer Jim Kennard says he and his colleagues Roger Pawlowski and Roland Stevens were canvassing miles of lake bottom with a remote control video camera when it happened. “All of a sudden you see something and the adrenaline kicks in.” What they found was a mid-nineteenth century Canadian schooner called the Royal Albert.