The Wexford: Elusive Shipwreck of the Great Storm, 1913
by Carroll, Paul
The steamer “Wexford”, with her flared bow, tall masts, and her open, canvas-sided hurricane deck, charmed spectators as she carried cargo across the Great Lakes. Under newly appointed 24-year-old captain Bruce Cameron, her fateful final voyage was punctuated with opportunities to be saved from destruction , but his persistence in trying to make port at Goderich led to tragedy – a victim of the storm of 1913. The wreck was not found until 2000, and has since been visited by thousands, but sadly plundered.