Wee HawkOntario

Dive site characteristics

Types Shipwreck dive Drift dive
Conditions Visibility very restricted or null
Providers Parking Boat ramp Picnic tables W.C. Bathroom
Planning Rescue in case of emergency Weather conditionsFerries scheduleRoad conditionsRoad maps

Diving notes

The picture on the left shows the parking on the right and the entry point on the left (looking West). The central picture shows the entry point leading to the Wee Hawk (in front of a canal which has been condamned) or leading to the canal. The picture on the right shows the Wee Hawk wreck (avoid any penetration unless certified).

Entry points

Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.

  Depth   Site  Characteristics
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122′Wee HawkShip of 50′ wrecked in 1950. The wreck is also known erroneously as the Kitty Hawk.
218′Lock 27You drift along the canal. You should try to get at the West point of the gravel road leading to the Conestoga.
328′Conestoga Follow the bottom toward the chimney. The dimensions are quite large: 252′ x 36′ x 16′

Driving directions

From highway 401, take exit 730 leading to Cardinal. Take the South direction on Shanly Road (also known as road 22).

To get to Conestoga

Cross road 2 (King’s Highway). In the curve going left, keep your right and get the first exit on your right. Follow and cross the bridge over the channel, you will then be on the island. Go on your right toward the red top pavillion (picture below).

Source: Evan LeClair

On the picture above, take the gravel road in front the red top pavillion. It is bumpy and dirt. Follow the road on about 0.9km and as soon as you will see the chimney of the Conestoga (about 30’ from the shore) you will find a place on a narrow parking area where the road gets a bit larger (please leave room for others).

To get to other sites

Turn left on on road 2 heading West. Continue for about 1km and turn South on Galop Canal road heading to the St.Lawrence River. Go to the end of the gravel road, cross the bridge and park your vehicule on the island while taking the less possible space. There are sometimes a lot of visitors during summer.

If you do the drift dive, it is mostly preferrable to go with 2 vehicules or more. One vehicule has to be parked at the Conestoga site, the other one allows to get to sites 2 and 3. At the end of the dive, the 1st vehicule allows you to return to sites 2 and 3 (or vice versa) and get the other vehicules. Otherwise it is a long walk back...in a wet suit.

Diver’s services

Providers Address Phone Services
Seeway Vision
Dive Charter Services
525 King St. West,
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