Conestoga

CONESTOGA
conestoga

The steamer Conestoga was built by Quale & Son of Cleveland for Anchor Line and launched July 6, 1878. The upper portion of the steeple engine protrudes above the river, marking the site. The bow is upstream and near shore with the vessel angled out into the river. She sank on May 22, 1922 outside Lock 28 of the Old Galop Canal, one mile east of Cardinal, Ontario. A fire broke out in the engine room while awaiting passage at the lock. The ship was flushed from the Lock and allowed to ground and sink in her present position.

LOCATION: Cardinal
DESCRIPTION: Freighter – Wood/Steel
ACCESS: Shore
DIMENSIONS: 252 x 36 x 16 ft.
MIN. / MAX. DEPTH: 10-28 ft.
BUILT/LAUNCHED: July 6th, 1878
LEVEL: Novice
WRECKED: May 22nd, 1922
HAZARDS: Current, Silt Bottom
CAUSE: Fire
RECOMMENDATIONS: Dive Light/lampGood Finning Techniques
POSITION: Upright
CARGO: Wheat
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