Site NameRobert Gaskin, Bow Mooring

  • Location:

    Brockville, Ontario / N44°35'20" W75°40'37"

  • Site ID:


  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    July 19,2002

  • Wreck Type:


  • Rig:

    3 masted

  • Length:


  • Hull Material:


  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:


  • Depth max:


  • Current:

    1-2 Knots

  • Buoy Type:

    Spar - Plastic

  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:


  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cage & Rock

  • SOS Plaque:


  • Notes:

    One of the most popular dive sites in the 1000 Islands.

  • Description:

    In the final moments, she was helping to raise the car ferry William Armstrong when a pontoon used to lift the sunk vessel came loose and made a large hole at the turn of the bilge in the Robert Gaskin. Gaskin sank 3 times before they gave up recovery.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring23/10/2022SwappedSPAR buoy removed for winter, plastic jug installed.
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring28/05/2022Deployed
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring12/11/2021SwappedNW-C-2073-21SPAR buoy have been replaced by a winter plastic jug.
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring22/07/2021Deployed
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring16/11/2020SwappedSPAR buoy as been remove for winter and was replaced by a plastic jug. SPAR buoy will be back in place early spring like usual.

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