The Wreck Today:Located on a sand bottom, the Vance is flattened. There is a centerboard, ships wheel, deadeyes, and rudder post. Several hundred yards west of the site is the wreck of the Charger.
Location: southwest of Pelee Point, Ontario
Coordinates: LORAN: 43813.8 57144.3 GPS: 41 51.726 82 31.438
Lies: bow south Depth: 41 feet
Official #: 6855
Type: schooner Cargo: coal
Power: three masted sail
Owner(s) James McKenzie of Buffalo, New York and Benjamin Budsell of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Built: 1874 by J. Butler at Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Dimensions: 206’6” x 33’7” x 14’4” Tonnage: 774.76 gross 736.03 net
Date of Loss: Thursday, July 20, 1893
Cause of Loss: collision
Additional information on the David Vance is on page 196 of Erie Wrecks West.