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Scuba Diving at an Old Shipyard in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island

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East Isle Shipyard was established in 1965, when Bathurst Marine relocated its operations from Bathurst, New Brunswick, to Prince Edward Island. It has had its ups and downs, but after 1991, with strong support from the provincial government and its parent company, Irving Shipbuilding, it developed a very strong position as a tug builder, with many export orders to its credit.

Read The Scuba News Canada Article on Irving Shipbuilders In Nova Scotia

East Isle Shipyard closed in 2010, resulting in the loss of 100 jobs and a $3 million payroll. Irving was awarded a $25 billion contract in 2011 to build combat ships in Halifax as part of the federal government’s national shipbuilding procurement strategy, bringing hope to the re-opening of East Isle, but Irving Shipbuilders in Nova Scotia was chosen instead.

Dive Report

Max depth was 22 feet @ 68°F.

The dive was around 40 minutes

The visibility was good to very poor

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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