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An Ohio First:

 

The Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) are pleased to announce that the shipwreck Anthony Wayne was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on January 2, 2018. This is the first Ohio shipwreck to be listed in the NRHP!

https://www.nps.gov/nr/listings/20180105.htm

The Anthony Wayne was discovered by Tom Kowalczk of CLUE on 16 September 2006. It is a sidewheel steamboat that sank off Vermilion, Ohio, in Lake Erie when its boilers exploded in the early morning hours of 28 April 1850 while traveling between Sandusky and Cleveland, Ohio. This historic shipwreck - the oldest known steamship wreck in Lake Erie - was initially surveyed by CLUE in 2007. During the summers of 2008 and 2009, Tom, Carrie Sowden of the Great Lakes Historical Society (GLHS), and Bradley Krueger from Texas A&M University performed a full archaeological survey of this shipwreck , including the removal of approximately 1,600 cubic feet of silt to reveal its horizontal crosshead engine.

Tom spearheaded the effort to the to have Anthony Wayne added to the NRHP which was ultimately made a reality with the generous help of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and Ohio History Connection in their preparation, review, and submittal of the formal registration form.

 

CLUE recieved the State Historic Preservation Office 2016 Preservation Merit Award along with the Maritime Archeological Survey Team for the Survey, Recordation and Permanent Mooring of the Sultan Shipwreck in Lake Erie.

Award

Ohio History Connection Awards Web Page

 

CLUE recieved a letter of commendation from the US Coast Guard for its efforts in the removal of 48,000 gallons of contaminated water from the tank barge ARGO.

Letter of Commendation

 

CLUE Discoveries:

Shipwreck Date of Discovery
Daisy Grey
18
Oct
2016, Costa Rica
Rob #1 2016
23
Jul
2016
Ken's Wreck
17
Jul
2016
Ship Side
2
Sep
2015
Argo
28
Aug
2015
Lex #1
23
Jul
2015
Barge #2
25
May
2014
Barge #1
18
May
2014
Plymouth
26
Jul
2013/ Jun 1996
Lily
7
Jun
2012
Sultan
12
Aug
2011
TEK #2
13
Oct
2010
Dump Barge
10
Oct
2010
Small motorboat
10
Oct
2010
C. B. Lockwood
7
Aug
2010
PIB Stone Barge
7
Jul
2010
John F. Eddy
27
Oct
2009
Wisconsin
23
Sep
2009
East Breakwall Barge
16
Aug
2009
Buried Tug
13
Jul
2009
Crib Wreckage
6
Jun
2009
5:15 Barge
5
Jul
2008
Riverside
6
Oct
2007
Buried Schooner
23
Sep
2007
Little Sail Boat
16
Sep
2007
John J. Barlum
16
Jun
2007
Pawney
8
Jul
2007
Stone Schooner
1
Oct
2006
Detroit #2 Dredge
16
Sep
2006
Anthony Wayne
16
Sep
2006
Cortland
30
Jul
2005
CSU Wreck
11
Oct
2004
117th Street Tug
1
Oct
2002

Barge F

1
Aug
2001

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