Muscallonge

MUSCALLONGE
muscallonge

Originally the steamer Vigilant, she was launched at Port Huron, Michigan April 23, 1896. 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 when the fuel tanks caught fire. During its years of operation, the Muskie was know as the largest tug boat on the Saint. Lawrence. It is easy to see that the Muskie perished because of a fire. There is only a small part left. However, the boiler and the engines are still visible. The abundant marine life is one of this wreck’s charms.

LOCATION: Brockville
DESCRIPTION: Tug Boat – Wood/Steel
ACCESS: Boat
DIMENSIONS: 128 x 25 ft.
MIN. / MAX. DEPTH: 90-104 ft.
BUILT/LAUNCHED: 1896
LEVEL: Advanced
WRECKED: August 15, 1936
HAZARDS: Depth/Current
CAUSE: Fire
RECOMMENDATIONS: Planning for Depth Dive Light/Lamp
POSITION: n/a
CARGO: Petrol
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