Site NameLillie Parsons

  • Location:

    NW corner of Sparrow Island near Brockville / N44°33'21" W75°43'8"

  • Site ID:


  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    June 25,2003

  • Wreck Type:


  • Rig:

    2 Masted

  • Length:


  • Hull Material:


  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:


  • Depth max:


  • Current:

    3-4 Knots

  • Buoy Type:


  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:


  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:


  • 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 Parsons23/10/2022SwappedSPAR buoy removed for winter, plastic jug installed.
Lillie Parsons28/05/2022Deployed
Lillie Parsons12/11/2021SwappedNW-C-2074-21SPAR buoy have been replaced by a winter plastic jug.
Lillie Parsons12/11/2021CheckedSPAR buoy have been replaced by a plastic winter jug.
Lillie Parsons22/07/2021Deployed

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.