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This short video is a diving experience that was done by SCUBA Divers out of Dip 'N Dive (www.dipndive.com) in Buffalo, NY. The Dean Richmond was a 238' twin screw steel over wood steamer, built at Cleveland Ohio in 1864. She left Toledo, OH on Friday the 13th, 1893 bound for Buffalo loaded with nearly 200 tons of pig zinc, barrels of flour and other dry goods. The winds were gale force and towering waves were battering the ship, but the Dean pressed on throughout the day, losing both masts and one stack in the process. Both her stacks were down and she was observed rolling in the troughs about 40 miles off Buffalo. A short time after midnight, the Dean Richmond rolled and sank, taking with her the captain, 18 crew members and one unlucky woman.