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Ghost Ship

Ontario : St. Catharines
Location #2987

Location Owner:don
Creation Date: 7/27/2011
Last Updated: 10/17/2019

Known as the "Pirate ship", this old girl has been sitting here for a long time. (surprised nobodys posted it till now).

Originally built in Lauzon, Quebec in 1914, it was a St Lawrence River Ferry named "Le Progress".

In '91, it was given a makeover to resemble a 16th century ship, and was renamed "Le Grande Hermine". From Montreal, it moved several times, then was towed to Jordan harbor, where she has been since '97.

Then, in '03, a fire (cant remember if it was arson or accident) burned out the ship, and the wood cladding. It was that winter I had stopped to look at the ship. at that time, there were still pieces of burnt wood imbedded in the ice. (Ill try and scan the old pics I have and add them sometime). I just remember it being so creepy at the time, and didnt wanna go any closer to it than 20 feet.

Since, she has sat here and just continued to rust. Some people apparently wanted to remove the ship, and sink it somewhere as an artificial reef. and others saying to restore it to its former "Pirate Ship" appearance. personally, I think it would make an awesome "Haunted" Attraction. Still creeps me out to this day...

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Status: Abandoned | Category: Other

May 2019
Ghost Ship
Created on:10/17/2019
Created by: Dave Summer
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Created on:1/19/2014
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July 19, 2012
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Created on:7/31/2012
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Created on:5/18/2012
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Steaksauce Photography
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Created by: don
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icrynoodles says:
4/4/2018 9:22:34 AM

Really nice pictures. Ill need to check this out myself, ive passed this ship many times over the years.

iii SparTanic says:
2/13/2016 9:02:08 PM

wouldve went down in the hull, but falling into the ice once was more than enough for one day. Despite the -20 - -40 weather, fellow user KnightHawk and myself managed to get out and find some great locations.

Torontoke says:
8/23/2014 2:02:29 PM

I remember an article in a local thorold paper about ten years ago that said this ship was hit by two bolts of lightning in one storm. Thats how the fire started.

urbann says:
1/19/2014 3:04:21 PM

Someone on youtube gets interiors, using an inflatable boat to go around the back for a POE,it's not my kind of explore but its definitely respectable, here's the link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vdKRMuM1wg

D Explore says:
12/29/2012 2:48:29 AM

Some interior photos and a great story await you here....


TheGirlNextDoor says:
12/26/2012 10:54:23 AM

Aaahhhhh A SHIP! So unique!

mike6639 says:
5/18/2012 7:45:48 AM

I love the shots from onboard from DC and Phrenzee!

Derelict Compositions says:
5/17/2012 7:39:39 PM

Yup, I have a pic from the inside in my gallery..

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