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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