Rothesay

Site Name: 
Rothesay
Location: 
West of Prescott
Site ID: 
4
Organization: 
SOS Ottawa
Record Date: 
July 19, 2002
Official Number: 
54485
Nation: 
Canada
Built Year: 
1867
Built Location: 
St. John NB
Built By: 
Olive
Wreck Type: 
Side Paddle wheel
Rig: 
Steam
Length: 
193
Beam: 
29
Draft: 
8
Description: 
Collided with tug Myra September 12, 1889. 2 lives lost on the Myra, none on Rothesay. Wreck was dynamited in 1901 for military practice. Notice the safe has no door. Go figure!
Sank Year: 
1889
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Saint Lawrence

Location

44° 42' 0.54" N, 75° 31' 36.3" W
Depth min: 
5
Depth max: 
30
Current: 
0.5-1 Knot
Buoy Type: 
Conical
Line Type: 
Nylon - twist
Line Size: 
3/8"
Line Length: 
60
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cement - Small
Buoy Anchor Weight: 
450
SOS Plaque: 
Yes
Notes: 
9 blocks 50+ pounds each. Most often dove from shore. Swim on surface to jug, then follow line to wreck.

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Rothesay 05 06 2017 Deployed C1183/17 Deployed for 2017
Rothesay 06 11 2014 Removed removed for winter season
Rothesay 06 11 2013 Removed
Rothesay 25 05 2013 Deployed C714/13
Rothesay 25 05 2013 Deployed C714/13
Rothesay 23 04 2012 Deployed C453-12
Rothesay 13 10 2011 Removed Removed for the 2011 season
Rothesay 13 10 2011 Removed
Rothesay 28 06 2011 Deployed C1232-11
Rothesay 24 06 2010 Deployed C1106/10

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