Site NameConestoga

  • Location:

    Cardinal, Ontario / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    23

  • Organization:

    SOS Ottawa

  • Record Date:

    May 29,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    steam propeller

  • Rig:

  • Length:

    253

  • Hull Material:

    Metal clad Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:

    4

  • Depth max:

    30

  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:

    45

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cage & Rock

  • SOS Plaque:

    Yes

  • Notes:

    Original No 125669, then rebuilt. Shore access. Many pieces of machinery present including very large broken propeller blade, steeple steam engine (partly above water), large rudder on bottom behind wreck.

  • Description:

    Caught fire while moving through Lock 28. Burned to the waterline and sank just down stream from the lock. At intersection Hwy 2 & 22 Follow 22 S to Legion, turn right, follow gravel road along causeway to site.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Conestoga06/11/2014Removedremoved for winter season
Conestoga23/05/2014UnknownThis entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from several years ago or never.
Conestoga25/05/2013DeployedC715/13
Conestoga25/05/2013DeployedC715/13
Conestoga19/10/2012RemovedC2104/12

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