Darren's Dive Log


1 dives

Conestoga on 2/23/2005
Feb 23, 2005, 12:00 AM
From Ottawa, take River Road South to the intersection of Regional Road No. 22 (Shanley Road). Follow Road No. 22 south to Cardinal. Continue straight toward the river, follow the road past the Legion out onto the dirt road on the causeway approximately 1 km. You will see the engine protruding from the water. There is a parking area. Food and lodging can be found in Cardinal. Although the wooden portions of the Conestoga are still in good condition, the upper areas are badly ice damaged and all metal is rusted and deteriorating. Conestoga has suffered greatly from looting and wreck-stripping by sport divers. One blade of the 14-foot propeller was broken off by an exploding dynamite charge during an unsuccessful salvage attempt. Visibility: 10 feet Depth: 28 feet (at stern) Current: 1 knot Entry: Shore entry, slightly downstream from the wreck. From entry follow dive line 25 metres to the wreck site.