Site NameLillie Parsons

  • Location:

    NW corner of Sparrow Island near Brockville / N44°33'19.9188" W75°43'7.3200000000002"

  • Site ID:

    61

  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    June 25,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Schooner

  • Rig:

    2 Masted

  • Length:

    131

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:

    45

  • Depth max:

    85

  • Current:

    3-4 Knots

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:

    45

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:

    Yes

  • Notes:

    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.

  • 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.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Lillie Parsons03/12/2018SwappedC2997/18Removed SPAR buoy, replaced by plastic jug for winter.
Lillie Parsons01/12/2018SwappedSPAR buoy have been removed and replaced by a white plastic jug for winter season.
Lillie Parsons05/12/2017Removed
Lillie Parsons23/05/2016Deployed
Lillie Parsons13/05/2008DeployedC706/08

Save Ontario Shipwrecks gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Culture Programs Unit and our many sponsors for their support. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture.