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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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The schooner Julia burned at Wolfe Island on February 25, 1895.  more »
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The 90 feet wooden schooner Maggie L was one of the last commercial sailing ships on Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. In November of 1927 the bow of the Maggie L was severed by a steel freighter as she was leaving the shipping channel for Clayton,...  more »
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A 35 foot work boat with a motor.  more »
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A double-ender sailing yacht The Dauntless had been salvaged by Clayton shipbuilders in the early 1900's. The engine and metal work were removed. Then the ship was set on fire and drifted down river until she sank.  more »
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A two masted sailing yacht about 40 feet in length. The Raymond burned to the waterline and sank  more »
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The wooden steamer Arizona was built in Cleveland in 1868. She had a length of 201 feet and beam of 32 1/2 feet. In December 1922 the Arizona caught fire at Cape Vincent. She was towed up river for 1 1/2 miles and then scuttled. Later the ship remains...  more »
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The three masted schooner A E Vickery was built at Three Mile Bay, NY in 1861. An incompetent river pilot ran the Vickery on a shoal when entering the American Narrows. The 136 foot schooner slipped off shoal and sank soon afterwards. The Vickery was...  more »
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The steamer Oconto was on her first trip carrying a cargo of silks, cotton, boots and 15 passengers. She struck Granite State shoal in July of 1886. There was an unsuccessful salvage attempt and the Oconto slide down the steep side of the channel and...  more »
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The French bulit the Iroquois in 1759. The British captured the ship in and renamed her the HMS Anson. In 1763 the Anson struck a shoal off Susan Island and sank.  more »
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The Sir Robert Peel was a side wheel passenger steamer built at Brockville, Ontario in 1837. While tied up to the dock in 1838 a raiding party dress up as indians captured her, robbed the passengers, and then set the ship on fire. She sank downstream from...  more »
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The Islander was built in Rochester, NY in 1871. She was utilized as both an excursion boat and a mail carrier. In 1909 the Islander burned at the dock. She is 125 feet in length. This is a great 1st wreck dive as you can enter the water from shore and...  more »
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The Kinghorn was in a tow with 6 other schooners by the tug, Hiram A. Walker in April of 1897. The tow was headed to Montreal when a storm sank three of the schooner barges. The Kinghorn was carrying a load of wheat.  more »
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There are two wooden hull of abondoned ships just off of Grenadier Island. These shipswrecks have not been identified.  more »
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The Keystorm was a cargo steamer. She was built at new Castle in Great Britain in 1909 for the Keystorm Transportation Company of Montreal. She measures 250 feet in length with a 42.5 foot beam. On October 26, 1912 on night with much fog, she ran into the...  more »
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An explosion on board the America cause her to sink on June 20, 1932.  The steel drill barge America was used to dynamite shoals along the St. Lawrence River.  The barge is lies upside down and is near the shipping channel.  Use caution when diving.  more »
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