Site NameRobert Gaskin, Stern Mooring

  • Location:

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

  • Site ID:

    2

  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    December 06,2017

  • Wreck Type:

    Barkentine

  • Rig:

    2 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:

    Cement - Large

  • 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 make 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, Stern Mooring01/12/2018RemovedSPAR buoy have been removed and mooring line has been dropped to the bottom.

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