T. J. Waffle - Lake Ontario3D Model
This steamer went missing in heavy weather on Sept. 22, 1919, while bound from Fairhaven, NY to Kingston, Ontario. Some wreckage came ashore at Burt Point, near Oswego. Much of it was so thoroughly splintered that speculation was that she had exploded her boiler.
101 years later on August 22, 2020, Tim Caza and Dennis Gerber found what they believe to be the T.J. Waffle over twenty miles off Oswego. Whether she exploded her boiler or it was tossed around like a rag doll in such a violent storm it’s hard to say. It does appear to have had a violent end by the looks of the wreck site. One woman and five men lost their lives that night. Captain Charles Beaupre, William Switzer, engineer Russel David, mate William Sweet and cook Mrs. William Sweet, wife of mate. Other crew members names not known. For more shipwreck discoveries go to https://sonarguy.com