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