Robert Gaskin

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Year Built

1863

Year Sank

1889

Depth

60 ft (18.3 m)

Difficulty Level

Intermediate


Robert Gaskin

Wreck Location

Approximately 1/2 mile down river from Brockville.
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   44° 35' 21.5412" N      Longitude:   -75° 40' 37.4988" W

Description

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 she was attempting to salvage.  Several weeks later the Robert Gaskin was raised and towed 600 feet before she sank again for the last time.



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