Site NameRobert Gaskin, Bow Mooring

  • Location:

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

  • Site ID:

    2

  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    July 19,2002

  • Wreck Type:

    Barkentine

  • Rig:

    3 masted

  • Length:

    132

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:

    55

  • Depth max:

    75

  • Current:

    1-2 Knots

  • Buoy Type:

    Spar - Plastic

  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:

    46

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cage & Rock

  • SOS Plaque:

    Yes

  • 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 Mooring19 07 2002Has yellow flashing light (FL4S) and radar reflector
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring19 07 2002Buoy now has a Yellow Flashing light is a large SPAR with reflective tape. Cancelled NOTSHIP # C1486/08
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring19 07 2002Installed new Spar, light pending modifications.
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring19 07 2002
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring19 07 2002This entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from 2010.
Robert Gaskin, Bow Mooring19 07 2002Replaced SOS spar buoy with white 5 gallon jug for the winter

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