C. B. Benson

Site Name: 
C. B. Benson
Location: 
near Port Colborne
Site ID: 
30
Organization: 
Niagara Divers Assn
Record Date: 
May 30, 2003
Official Number: 
125226
Nation: 
USA
Built Year: 
1873
Built Location: 
Port Clinton, Ohio
Built By: 
John Duff
Wreck Type: 
Barquentine
Rig: 
3 masted
Length: 
136
Beam: 
26
Draft: 
13
Tonnage: 
299
Description: 
Lost in storm October 14, 1893
Sank Year: 
1893
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Erie

Location

42° 46' 15.7188" N, 79° 14' 36.5388" W
Depth min: 
86
Depth max: 
86
Current: 
No Current
Buoy Type: 
Spar
Line Type: 
Polypro - twist
Line Size: 
3/4"
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cement - Large
Buoy Anchor Weight: 
2400
SOS Plaque: 
No
Notes: 
Mooring block is off bow. 6.6NM/176T Port Colborne, 17.5NM/15.2T Dunkirk

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
C. B. Benson 01 10 2017 Removed C2494/17 Buoy removed for winter season. Will reinstall in spring. 25 liter yellow jug left as winter marker.
C. B. Benson 03 06 2017 Deployed C1167/17 Deployed for 2017 season.
C. B. Benson 02 11 2016 Removed C2478/16 Buoy removed for season, will be replaced in spring 2017. 25 liter temporary jug installed.
C. B. Benson 18 06 2016 Deployed C1170/16 Buoy deployed for 2016 season
C. B. Benson 30 08 2015 Repaired New line installed but buoy removed for season. White jug marking site for fall & winter.
C. B. Benson 10 08 2015 Swapped Buoy removed and replaced with plastic jug do to damaged line (missing thimble). To be replaced asap.
C. B. Benson 12 10 2014 Removed C2421/14 Buoy removed for winter. 5 Gal winter marker installed, Will replace in spring.
C. B. Benson 21 05 2014 Deployed C823/14 buoy deployed for season
C. B. Benson 11 10 2013 Removed C2066/13 Buoy removed for season. Will be replaced spring 2014.
C. B. Benson 11 07 2013 Deployed C1337/13 deployed for season

Location

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