1226 Wellington Street West,
Ottawa ON K1Y 3A1
Built in 1861 and launched July 1861 at Three Mile Bay, NY as “J.B. Penfield” and sank August 17, 1889. This wooden three masted schooner (136.2 ft. x 26.2 ft. x 10.8 ft.) was renamed A.E. Vickery Feb. 25, 1884 and struck a rock while entering the American “Narrows” with a cargo of 21,000 bushels of corn destined for Wisers Distillery at Prescott, Ontario.
Normally buoyed and located along side Rock Island Reef Light, divers can follow the buoy line into a very quick surface current onto the shoal head in 25-30 ft. of water. The bow of the Vickery lies about 10-15 ft. away at a depth of 65 feet.
Dive site description
|Lake / river||St. Lawrence River||Official name||A.E. Vickory|
|GPS Coordinates|| N44 16.8210|
|Also known as||J.B. Penfield|
|Min. / max. depth||60-125 ft||Propulsion||Sail|
|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|