Eastcliffe Hall

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This ship was a steel freighter weighing 3,335 tons, and was 343 ft. long. On July 14, 1970 the Eastcliffe with a cargo of “pig iron”, struck a shoal at 4 a.m. and sank within minutes with the loss of 9 lives, however their were 12 survivors. The forward superstructure (upstream) has been dynamited back into the forward hold to clear the site as a navigational hazard. Though the surface currents are quick it becomes less on the wrecks deck and the open holds provide shielding from the currents.

Eastcliffe Hall is located approximately 3/4 of a mile south of Chrysler Marina, at Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario. The village is located on the south side of highway 2 between Morrisburg and Cornwall, Ontario and is a major tourist attraction and a “must see”.

 Dive site description
 Object description
 Lake / river  St. Lawrence River  Official name  Eastcliff Hall
 GPS Coordinates  N44 55.4630
W75 06.0270
 Also known as  –
 Access  Boat  Type  Freighter
 Description  Shipwreck  Material  Steel
 Min. / max. depth  30-60 ft  Propulsion  Propeller
 Visibility  15-20 ft  Cargo  Pig iron
 Current  3-6 knots  Built by / at  Canadian Vickers
Shipyard Ltd.
Montreal, Quebec
 Level  Intermediate / Advanced  Built / lauch date  1954
 Thermocline  No  Sunk / flooded  July 14th, 1970
 Bottom type  Sand  Dimensions  343 ft x 43 ft x 22.8 ft
 Boat traffic  Heavy  Position  Upright
 Hazards  Traffic