On June 20, 1932 this steel drill barge was sunk due to a massive explosion. The shoal side gives evidence to the American’s work with the blasted rock rubble along side. The usual path back is swimming upstream on the shoal side and accessing the guide rope back to the buoy area to access your boat.

This site rests at a depth of 75 ft., upside down across the shipping channel from Jordstat Castle and Dark Island east of Mallorytown Landing. Normally a guide line is buoyed immediately east of Black Buoy # 167 on the downstream side of the shipping lane.

 Dive site description
 Object description
 Lake / river  St. Lawrence River  Official name  A.E. Vickory
 GPS Coordinates  N44 16.8210
W76 01.1830
 Also known as  J.B. Penfield
 Access  Boat  Type  Schooner
 Description  Shipwreck  Material  Wood
 Min. / max. depth  60-125 ft  Propulsion  Sail
 Visibility  25 ft  Cargo  n/a
 Current  Strong (surface)  Built by / at  n/a
 Level  Advanced  Built / lauch date  July 1861
 Thermocline  n/a  Sunk / flooded  August 17th, 1889
 Bottom type  Sand  Dimensions  136.2 ft x 26.2 ft x 10.8 ft
 Boat traffic  n/a  Position  Side
 Hazards  n/a