William Jamieson, Ontario
Dive site characteristics
Built at Deseronto in Ontario, the two masts schooner reached the respectable age of 45 years before sinking. Heading towards Oswego, New York, the schooner started to have a water leak. The crew had the time to abandon ship. The 350 tones of coal was completely lost. The Jamieson was one of last schooner to sail across the Lake Ontario in the years 1920
The wreck was found by three divers in 1963.
The Jamieson is still in good condition even if the bow collapsed. The capstan, a hoist, a pump and many other pieces can be seen.
It is highly recommended not to dive near the wreck to avoid lifting the silt during the dive reducing the visibility.
Due to the depth, it is recommended to well plan the dive bottom time before the dive. The Sheboyan is below the thermocline. A dive lamp is highly recommended to see all the details of the wreck. The visibility is sometimes quite exceptional on the site.
Like all the shipwrecks in Ontario, the shipwreck is Ontario’s Goverment property and therefore it is stricly forbidden to take any objects.
Note: directions are accurate as possible. It is recommended to go with someone who knows the site.
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