The Rothesay was built in St John, New Brunswick, and was a 193-foot wooden paddle boat. The Rothesay was used to carry passengers between Montreal, Quebec and Brockville, Ontario.
On September 12, 1889, she collided with the tug, Myra at Prescott, Ontario. There were no lives lost among the Rothesay passengers, but two crewmen from the tug Myra were killed. Members of the Royal Military College in Kingston blew up the wreckage during explosive manipulation exercises in 1901. The Rothesay was rediscovered on September 20, 1964 by divers from the Ottawa Underwater Society.
A video by Elyse Labonté – Cameraman, divemaster with EPSO. Recreational diver of 2 1/2 years with 235 dives.
Location: Rothesay wreck in Prescott Ontario
Duration: 37 min starting at 10h30m
Depth: max 28 ‘
Water temp: 34F
Air temp: 36F
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