Originally the steamer Vigilant she was launched at Port Huron, Michigan April 23, 1896 at 128 ft. x 24.5 ft. x 12 ft. beam and 372 tons. In 1913 she was renamed Muscallonge and it was while towing the barge Hudson (cargo crude oil) from Montreal to Toronto August 15, 1936 she caught fire while approaching Brockville. Attempts to have a fire pumper come to the rescue failed as the Muscallonge burned then exploded as the fuel tanks caught fire she then collapsed into the river.
The “Muskie” is a boat dive and now sits about 300 ft. off shore and perpendicular to the shore at about 90 to 100 ft. depth with a quick current and a firm clay bottom. It is off the Brockville shore line.
Dive site description
|Lake / river||St. Lawrence River||Official name||Muscallonge|
|GPS Coordinates|| N44 36.3150|
|Also known as||Muskie, Vigilant|
|Description||Shipwreck||Material||Wood and steel|
|Min. / max. depth||91-104 ft||Propulsion||Steam|
|Current||n/a||Built by / at||Port Huron, MI|
|Level||Advanced||Built / lauch date||1896|
|Thermocline||n/a||Sunk / flooded||August 15th, 1936|
|Bottom type||n/a||Dimensions||128 ft x 25 ft|