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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