A E Vickery

by Shipwreck World

Year Built


Year Sank



80 ft (24.4 m)

Difficulty Level


A E Vickery

Wreck Location

Near Rock Island light
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   44° 16' 48.8388" N      Longitude:   -76° 1' 8.2812" W


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 carrying a cargo of corn and was bound for Prescott, Ontario.


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Depth is ~115 feet to the rudder. About 60 foot to the top of the deck forward. About 80 in the hold at the stern. Great view looking up the stern from the rudder. Mast is by the board in about 150 feet.. Current can be strong if you get out of the shadow of the hull. Light house restoration due to be complete May 2013. Very nice dive but NOT recommended for inexperienced divers.
anonymous by Tim on 7/1/2013
My first weekend doing real wrecks. Great weekend. Incredible experience. $10,000 fine on you if shipping has to be stopped to go save you.

Hard roof, jet skis, ocean going freighters, all boats in between up there. My first real experience with, 'shoot up to surface and you may get run over.'
anonymous by Bob on 8/11/2017
Map was rated 3 stars by reviewer.

We dove the wreck today(8/11/17). The current is extreme. We saw tons of fish and the ship is interesting but we only explored a small portion of it due to the effort required to stay in place. I deff recommend having someone on the boat in case you break free of the line.

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