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This wooden hull sits off Ogdensburg’s waterfront at about a 52 ft. depth with a noticable current. Lying with the current the vessel is about 130 ft. x24 ft. x 8 ft. with some decking remaining however no rudder or “bow spirit”. Burnt...  more »
The wreck of the Empress of Ireland is very large. However, years of strong currents, salvaging and deterioration have taken their toll. The twin funnels have long since rusted away, as has the ship's superstructure. The wreck is covered in marine life...  more »
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Sunken barge that may have been utilized in the construction of the Thousand Islands Bridge in the 1930's.  more »
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Around 1860 the schooner Elk hit the head of Washington Island and sank in the shallows.  more »
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In November of 1906, the steamer Grand View broke from her moorings and drifted on the rocks at the head of Governer's Island, opposite Clayton, New York.  more »
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Early 1900's gas powered speed boat  more »
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The steamer Lewiston and three of the barges that were in tow ran aground on Hinckley Flats.  more »
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The remains of two unknown sailing ships that were most likely stripped of all useful items and scuttled in shallow water near shore.  more »
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Two masted wooden schooner, Clara White, caught fire and burned to the water line and sank near Brockville, Ontario.  more »
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In 1890 the steam powered yacht, Catherine, collided with the Steamer St. Lawrence. This yacht immediately sank near sunken rock Light.  more »
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A 1930's vintage wooden hull "air Boat" powered by an airplane engine, which is still on board the wreck.  more »
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An unknown steam launch about 30 feet in length.  more »
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Believed to be the schooner Sam Cooke also referred to as the Battersby Island Wreck. This shipwreck is that of a three masted schooner.. The Sam Cooke was built at Oswego, New York in 1873. In 1882 the Cooke was blown towards Battersby Island by a strong...  more »
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The John B King was a 140 foot wooden drill scow. In 1930 off of the northeast point of Cockburn Island while working in the main channel of the St Lawrence River she was hit by lightning. This set off the dynamite charges on the scow as well as those...  more »
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The Robert Gaskin was a 132 foot three masted wooden barque. She was built in Kingston, Ontario in 1863. In 1889 while involved in salvaging a train ferry a salvage pontoon broke loose and holed the Gaskin. She then sank right on top of the boat that...  more »
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The Muscallonge was a wooden tugboat that was built at Port Huron, Michigan in 1896. While towing a barge enroute to Toronto the tug caught fire. The Muscallonge was then run aground and all of the crew got off safely. Eventually the tug broke in two as...  more »
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The wooden paddlewheeler, Rothsey, was built at Saint John, Brunswick.   She was a passenger steamer with a length of 193 ft.  In September of 1889 the Rothsey collided with the tug Myra and she sank killing two crew members.  more »
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The brigantine Fleur Marie was built at Lanoraie, Quebec in 1850. She had a length of 95 feet and beam of 20 feet. In 1884 this aging ship was scuttled mid channel in the St Lawrence River.  more »
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The Conestoga was built in Cleveland, Ohio in 1878.   The 253 foot freighter had an estimated 30,000 bushels of wheat on board when she caught fire and sank just outside Lock 28 on the Galop Canal. No lives lost.  Parts of the Conestoga have been salvaged  more »
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The 343 foot freighter, Eastcliffe Hall, was built in Montreal in 1954.  In 1970 this ship was carrying a load of pig iron and struck the concrete bouy at Chysler Shoal. shesank on the slope of the St Lawrence River.  NIne lives wre lost.     more »
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Wreck is believed to be that of the wooden propeller Chippewa also referred to as the Chrysler Park Wreck that sank in this area in August 1920. The shipwreck is 65 feet in length and is in the middle of the shipping channel.  more »
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The Fred Mercur was a wooden propeller that was built in Buffalo, NY in 1882. In July of 1925 she caught fire and burned to a total loss. The crew was saved. The wreck is located about 5 km upstream (west) of Stanley Island, and is on the north side of...  more »
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The schooner barge St Louis was built in 1864 and sank in 1914.  more »
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The Harvey J Kendall was built at Marine City, Michigan in 1892. Originally built as a team barge she was converted in 1917 to a self loading bulk freighter. In 1932 the Kendall was abandoned.  more »
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An unidentified wooden sailing ship. Originally intact but was blown up in the 1960's.  more »
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