Lillie Parsons

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Year Built

1868

Year Sank

1877

Depth

90 ft (27.4 m)

Difficulty Level

Intermediate


Lillie Parsons

Wreck Location

Sparrow Island about 2 miles up river from Brockville, Ontario.
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   44° 33' 22.68" N      Longitude:   -75° 43' 9.0588" W

Description

Ship Type: Centreboard Schooner
Lifespan: Built 1868, Sunk 1877
Length: 131ft
Depths: 90ft
Location: Sparrow Island, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
GPS N44 33 378 W75 43 151


The Lillie Parsons was launched on September 14, 1868 in Tonawanda, New York. She is a centerboard schooner with a length of 131 feet long and a 500-ton capacity. Tthe Lillie Parsons carried coal, lumber, wheat, barley, railroad iron, and salt, and was sailed by a crew of six.  On her last voyage, to Brockville, she hit a rock and took on water when her cargo shifted during a squall.  She sank off Sparrow Island, August 5, 1877.

 



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