Dive Season - 2019
Quick Info

P.B. Locke (C)

Date: Saturday, August 20

Number of divers – 3

Number of dives: 1 dive for pleasure diving

Open spots as of July 20th: 3 

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Cost: Divemaster - $0; Divers - $50.00. 

Dive Rating: C

Divemaster: Raimund

Description: Raimund is using is boat to take 3 divers on a 1 dive trip to the P.B. Locke. He is willing to take a second trip if there are enough divers.

The P.B. Locke is located 3 km off the shores of Port Hope, 1 hour from Scarborough. GPS coordinates 43.54.987N 78.17.940W. On Oct. 23, 2013 Port Hope officials, the Port Hope Historical Society, SOS and other local dignitaries joined Raimund Krob, Save Our Shipwrecks provincial mooring program chairman as a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the Navy League of Canada building on Mill Street in Port Hope. The plaque is bolted to a 300-pound concrete slab and placed on the bottom of Lake Ontario near the wreck.

 

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Artifacts on the site (besides the ship itself) include, the ship’s bell, block & tackle, galley stove, dishes, intact donkey boiler, port-side anchor, centreboard boxes, and much more. Unfortunately since the wreck has been opened to divers at large, many artifacts has been stolen. The depth is 80’, visibility ranges from 10’ – 50’ and the wreck is less than 15 minutes from Port Hope boat launch ramp

The salmon will start their spawning run up the Ganaraska River in September. We may be able see some of them around the wreck. They swim at the 70-110 foot depth. The picture below shows several salmon preparing to jump a 1.5 foot waterfall. The darkness in the water is several 100 salmon piled on top of each other.

                     

We may be able to see the salmon in the river after the dive. It is about a 5 minute walk or 1 minute drive.                                              

Directions:

Take the 401 east to exit 464. head towards to the lights and veer right. Then make a left onto Ontario Street at the next set of lights. Proceed to the fork (about 1 km) and veer left onto Mill Street N/Rte 28. You will be travelling parallel to the Ganaraska River and a set of condos will be on your right. Proceed under the railway bridge to the docks/launch area. If you miss the fork, continue on Ontario street to Walton street and make a left then right onto Mill Street. Parking is available on both sides of the Ganaraska River but try to park on the east (left) side. It is about 10 minutes off the 401.