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Diver1111 07-07-2015 02:24 PM

Original Mt. Washington-Paddle Wheel
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When I first saw this on side scan sonar last year I really didn't know what I was looking at as I have never seen anything like it before. I did conclude it was steel/iron due to the hot white areas of the frame showing major sonar reflectivity.

When I dove it recently and saw what it was it of course all made sense then.

Stuck in the mud on edge like a big donut, and sheared off horizontally, this too shows evidence of a bad fire and I believe shows the effects of explosives. Everything was ripped apart not cut with a saw, at least as far as what I looked closely at.

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SIKSUKR 07-07-2015 02:38 PM

Wow, how cool! Are you the first to find this?

SunsetPointWentworth 07-10-2015 08:00 PM

This is so exciting. You can SEE the paddle wheel in the fire wreckage pics. I knew it had to be out there somewhere. Bravo Gentlemen. I know some people are going to see this as a piece of junk, but this is real lakes region history!

Gatto Nero 07-13-2015 01:35 PM

There appears to be great visibility and plenty of light. What is the depth?

Diver1111 07-14-2015 07:45 AM

Yes it is a wonderful find. I was amazed when I got close to it and saw it come out of the fog so to speak at which point I recognized it for what it was because I didn't recognize it on sonar.

Depth is about 65 feet and it sits quite a distance offshore.

As to whether or not this has been found before I really don't know. In 2011 I emailed a Forum member named about a paddle wheel he said he found but never got a reply

As to whether or not I am the first that sort of thing doesn't interest me. But it is quite a find nonetheless and I continue to look for more of the Mount.

SunsetPointWentworth 04-01-2016 06:34 PM

Cant wait to see what you guys find this season.

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