Fleur Marie

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This Brigantine was built in 1850 at Lanoraie, Quebec and was listed as 155.61 tons and was 92.5 ft. x 20.1 ft. x 8.7 ft., carvel style with a square stern. Fleur Marie had become a considerable eyesore abandoned at the docks of Prescott and after a fire on board, she was sentenced to be scuttled in mid channel. She sits in 52 ft. of depth with a quick surface current and on a rock/sand bottom.

Located south of the “Windmill” the site lies on the American side of the river east of Prescott, Ontario and Ogdensburg, New York. Though reported to be off the “Windmill” it was found upstream (west) from buoy 131B and downstream from the Prescott water front.

 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