Site NameMuscallonge (bow)

  • Location:

    3 Miles E of Brockville / N44°36'14" W75°39'14"

  • Site ID:

    8

  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    July 19,2002

  • Wreck Type:

    Tugboat

  • Rig:

  • Length:

    128

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:

    60

  • Depth max:

    95

  • Current:

    1-2 Knots

  • Buoy Type:

    Spar

  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:

    45

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:

    Yes

  • Notes:

    Two blocks at this site, but only one SOS buoy as per CCG. The stern section is well off site in the shipping channel.

  • Description:

    On August 15, 1936 while towing a barge to Toronto, the Muscallonge caught fire near Brockville. Realizing the situation was critical, the captain ran the ship ashore where it broke in two and sank.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Muscallonge (bow)12/11/2021SwappedNW-C-2072-21SPAR buoy have been replaced by a winter plastic jug.
Muscallonge (bow)22/07/2021Deployed
Muscallonge (bow)16/11/2020SwappedThe SPAR buoy is now remove for winter and was replaced by a plastic jug. SPAR buoy will be back in place early spring like usual.
Muscallonge (bow)29/06/2020DeployedC-0972-20
Muscallonge (bow)08/12/2019CheckedNW-C-2931-19

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