CONESTOGA, Cardinal, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dutchmaster
N 44° 46.782 W 075° 23.591
18T E 468892 N 4958553
Quick Description: A simple shore dive that also includes the remains of an old steam driven ironclad wooden freighter.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/13/2006 11:24:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMCGB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DavidMac
Views: 169

Long Description:


A great opening season check out dive after the surface of the waters here have re-liquified after the winter.

The steamer Conestoga was built by Quale & Son of Cleveland for the Anchor Line and launched July 6, 1878. At 242 feet long, 16 feet deep with a gross tonnage of 1,226 tons and powered by a steeple compound engine she was capable of a speed of 8 knots. On May 22, 1922, outside Lock 28 of the Old Galop Canal, fire broke out in the engine room while she awaited passage through the lock. The ship briefly drifted and sank at this present location. She was carrying 30,000 bushels of wheat which was salvaged.

The steam engine being at the stern, the bow points upriver and is slightly closer to shore.

Well there aren't many options when it comes to getting surface photo of this wreck, so to log this waymark just get the best photo you can WITH either your gpsr and/or date and/or your best mugshot, or both or all.

Water Type: River/stream

Salinity: Fresh

Access: Shore

Maximum Depth: 25

Typical Visibility: Good (41-60 ft)

Has Reef?: no

Wreck or Submerged Object?: Ship/boat

Underwater Life: perch and bass like to seek shelter from the current by hiding in the wreck

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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