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internal arch  

internal arch
A very large, carefully fashioned beam that added longitudinal strength to the hull.

     
boiler face  

boiler face
Close-up image of a boiler opening with the furnace door missing.

     
charred frames  

charred frames
Charred frames and the heavy threaded bolts used to fasten the hull planking.

     
paddlewheel  

paddlewheel
One of the Niagara's two 30-foot paddlewheels remained intact until looters destroyed it in the 1980s (see next photo).

     
collapsed paddlewheel  

collapsed paddlewheel
The remains of paddlewheel after looters destroyed it in search of artifacts.

     
dishes  

dishes
Broken shards scattered about the wreck site evoke memories of fine dining on the Great Lakes.

     

 

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