Rothesay - Prescott, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65
N 44° 42.026 W 075° 31.797
18T E 458014 N 4949810
Quick Description: At Merwin Lane, on the river (south) side of Highway #2 there is a parking/picnic area, and a staircase to the river's edge.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/23/2016 10:47:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMT4B5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 7

Long Description:
"Rothesay

Build: Wooden Sidewheel Passenger Steamer
Location: West of Prescott, Ontario
Depth: 28'
Length: 191'
Built: 1868 - St. John, New Brunswick
Sunk: 1889
Access: Shore (300' from shoreline)
Level: Novice - Intermediate
Orientation: Upright

Sank after colliding with the tug, Myra. The wreck is marked by 2 buoys. The first buoy marks the quideline leading to the wreck, the second buoy marks the wreck site.

One of Eastern Ontario's most famous wreck sites, Rothesay lies at the western edge of Prescott, Ontario." (visit link)
Water Type: River/stream

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Shore

Maximum Depth: 28

Typical Visibility: Fair (26-40 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Ship/boat

Underwater Life: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1) To log a visit, at least a picture taken at the surface, including any distinguishing landmarks or buoys if present, is required. While you do not have to enter the water, this is encouraged.

2) If you dive at the site, describe your visit including any details you wish to share such as weather, water temperature, visibility, bottom time, and anything of interest that you observed, living or nonliving.
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