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
|Lake / river||St. Lawrence River||Official name||Eastcliff Hall|
|GPS Coordinates|| N44 55.4630
|Also known as||–|
|Min. / max. depth||30-60 ft||Propulsion||Propeller|
|Visibility||15-20 ft||Cargo||Pig iron|
|Current||3-6 knots||Built by / at|| Canadian Vickers
|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|