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25 ft (7.6 m)

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Wreck Location

Southwest of Prescott, Ontario.  The wreck is located from 100 to 300 feet from shore.
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude:   44° 41' 57.9984" N      Longitude:   -75° 31' 40.0008" W


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.


2 Comments & Ratings

anonymous by Brian on 9/10/2014
It was built in SAINT John, not St. John. Saint John is the city, St. John is the river that flows through it.
anonymous by Alan Tessier on 11/25/2017

It is a nice dive. But, if you do not follow the guide line underwater and choose to surface at the wreck. The return swim on the surface is subject to some current. Best, to stay down with the guide line and next to no current. The surface current does exceed "novice" rating if you choose the surface.

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