This ship was a 2,008 ton double planked propeller of 252 ft. x 36 ft. x 16 ft. deep and capable of 8 knots. Launched July 6, 1878 she sank May 22, 1922. The bow is upstream and near shore with the vessel angled out into the river. Conestoga lies at about a 30 ft. depth with a quick current, but by swimming inside the hull you escape this current for most of your dive. Conestoga has been used by many visitors as their site for night diving.
Conestoga lies along side the old canal south wall, a short distance upstream (west) from Cardinal, Ontario. Cardinal is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence river and only a few miles east of the Ogdensburg, New York bridge and south of the 401 highway.
Dive site description
|Lake / river||St. Lawrence River||Official name||Conestoga|
|GPS Coordinates|| N44 46.4600|
|Also known as||–|
|Description||Shipwreck||Material||Wood and steel|
|Min. / max. depth||10-28 ft||Propulsion||Steam|
|Current||±1 knot||Built by / at|| Quale & Son|
|Level||Novice||Built / lauch date||July 6th, 1878|
|Thermocline||No||Sunk / flooded||May 22nd, 1922|
|Bottom type||Silt||Dimensions||252 ft x 36 ft x 16 ft|