Site NameRothesay

  • Location:

    West of Prescott / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    4

  • Organization:

    SOS Ottawa

  • Record Date:

    July 19,2002

  • Wreck Type:

    Side Paddle wheel

  • Rig:

    Steam

  • Length:

    193

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:

    5

  • Depth max:

    30

  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:

    42

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Small

  • SOS Plaque:

    Yes

  • Notes:

    9 blocks 50+ pounds each. Most often dove from shore. Swim on surface to jug, then follow line to wreck.

  • Description:

    Collided with tug Myra September 12, 1889. 2 lives lost on the Myra, none on Rothesay. Wreck was dynamited in 1901 for military practice. Notice the safe has no door. Go figure!

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Rothesay21/10/2018RemovedC2618Removed for the season.
Rothesay24/10/2018CheckedC2354/18d
Rothesay21/10/2018RemovedC2618
Rothesay05/06/2017DeployedC1183/17Deployed for 2017
Rothesay06/11/2014Removedremoved for winter season

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