The Tiller Wreck is of unknown origin and dates back to the early 1800’s. The wreck lays in 112 feet of cold Lake Ontario water. Temperatures at this depth are around 45 deg F. The wreck is located approximately 2.5 nautical miles from Port Dalhousie.
Studied extensively during a licensed archaeological project led by Jim Garrington of Shark Marine and members of the Ontario Marine Heritage Committee, the wreck remains unidentified. One possibility is the ‘Henry Clay’ which sank on its maiden voyage. Research, however, revealed that no enrolment data seems to exist for this vessel. So, a comparison between historical data and data recovered during the archaeological project is not possible. For now, the wreck remains named ‘The Tiller Wreck’ and is enjoyed by many.