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Built in 1908 in Wellsend, England this 2300 ton steamer called “Keystone”, (256 ft. x43 ft.) was carrying a cargo of 2230 tons of Bituminous coal from Genesee Dock at Charlotte N.Y. under the command of Capt. L Daigault. Forty five minutes past Alexandria Bay in dense fog on Oct. 12, 1912 she crossed over Outer Scow island Shoal and within minutes sank without a fatality.

One of Ontario’s premier wrecks and favorite of many divers, this steel freighter lies south of the shipping channel off Mallorytown Landing west of Brockville. The Keystorm sits in deeper water away from the shoal she hit.

 Dive site description
 Object description
 Lake / river St. Lawrence River Official name Keystorm
 GPS Coordinates N44 26.1030
W75 49.5030
 Also known as –
 Access Boat Type Freighter
 Description Shipwreck Material Steel
 Min. / max. depth 20-112 ft Propulsion Steam
 Visibility 40-60 ft + Cargo Coal
 Current ±1 knot Built by / at n/a
 Level All levels Built / lauch date 1910
 Thermocline No Sunk / flooded October 12th, 1912
 Bottom type Silt Dimensions 256 ft x 43 ft beam
 Boat traffic Occasional Position Starboard side
 Hazards None