South of Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada across from Cape Vincent, NY St. Lawrence River.
GPS: 44° 7.37N, 76° 23.018W
1922 the wooden propeller Arizonawas the oldest
steam barge on the Great Lakes. Launched in 1868, she had been rebuilt several
times and was in good repair when she stopped at Cape Vincent on December 6th, 1922.
She was on a return trip from Brockville, Ontario and heading to Oswego, NY. On
the morning of December 7th, she caught fire at the Cape Vincent Break Wall.
The Arizona was 188 feet long by 33 feet in
beam. The raging fire onboard prevented her from being towed into deep water
and she sunk at her moorings.In 1923
the hull of the Arizona was raised from the break wall
and fitted with pontoons so it could be moved to a location outside the
navigation channels. It was then sunk using 200 pounds of dynamite. (From "Dive the Thousand Islands")