Body of Water:Saint Lawrence
Site Name:Lillie Parsons
Location:NW corner of Sparrow Island near Brockville
Organization:SOS Thousand Islands
Record Date:June 25, 2003
Built Location:Tonawanda, NY
Description:While sailing from Black Rock, NY to Brockville with a cargo of coal, the Parson ran into a storm. Her cargo shifted and soon the Parson was floating on her beam ends, shortly after which she stuck a shoal and sank. The date was August 5, 1877.
44° 33' 19.9188" N, 75° 43' 7.32" W
Line Type:Nylon - twist
Buoy Anchor Type:Cement - Large
Buoy Anchor Weight:2000
The Lillie lies upside down on a rock ledge. The buoy is used as a drop point for divers. Diver pickup is at the east side of the island where there are many public docks.
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