Port Dover Harbour Museum

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Pots from Atlantic shipwreck


In 1852 the steamer Atlantic sank off of Long Point. This tragedy resulted in the largest loss of life on Lake Erie. For over a century, divers searched for the elusive shipwreck. In 1984, the wreck was discovered by Mike Fletcher, who recovered many items from the ship. Visit the exhibit to learn about the history of this tragic occurrence and to see come of the recovered objects.

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