Modern Sailboat (Wreck DDD)
Wreck DDD was a 1960s or 70s wooden-hulled sailboat located during the 2001 sonar survey and verified in October 2002. The vessel rests in Malletts Bay. The vessel’s hull, which was 22 to 24ft (6.7 to 7.3m) long, has a large central cockpit and a delicately tapered overhanging stern. The mast is absent; however, there is a mast hole located well forward of amidships. The vessel does not have an engine. No registration numbers were observed on the vessel. The lack of registration was not unexpected, as the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles does not require registration of vessels without a motor. This vessel appears to have been intentionally disposed of in the lake.
Please contact the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum if you know the circumstances behind the loss of this vessel.
Statement of Significance
Wreck DDD is not eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places because it does not meet the minimum 50-year threshold.
Adam I. Kane, Christopher R. Sabick and Sara R. Brigadier, Lake Champlain Underwater Cultural Resources Survey, Volume VI: 2001 Results and Volume VII: 2002 Results. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 2003.