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
|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|