July 14 -15 - Morrisburg and Cardinal Pig Roast (C-15)&(S)
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Morrisburg and Cardinal-Pig Roast (C&S)

                                                                                   Eastcliffe Hall

July 14 - 15 Diving and Pig Roast 

Number of divers: 15 for the charter 

Number of dives: 2 from the charter in Morrisburg. The Prescott are shore dives on Sunday

Open spots as of April 30th: 5 for the charter. 

Emergency Assistance Plan: click here

Scuba Divers are Different Emergency Assistance Plan: English; French

Cost: Charter; Divemaster - $0; Divers - $75.00 for Saturday. This includes the $10.00 fee for the Pig Roast

Diver Rating: "C" for the Eastcliffe Hall and "A" for the shore dives

Divemaster: Rick

Description:

This weekend will consist of 2 charter dives on Saturday, July 14th and 2 shore dives on the 15th. On Saturday there is a delicious, well organized Pig Roast after the dive at 5pmish. The Pig Roast is hosted by the Seaway Valley Divers out of Cornwall. Check out the video of the Eastcliffe Hall and Pig Roast provided by Seaway Valley Divers. https://www.seawayvalleydivers.com/new-events

Saturday - The charter, Little Diver from Seaway Valley Divers Captained by Ron McDonald, loads from Crysler Park Marina at 8:30 am and leaves at 9:00am. The charter will take us to the Eastcliffe Hall minutes away from the dock at Crysler Marina, Morrisburg. There will be smaller boats (3-4 capacity) to shuffle divers back and forth. The last dive is at 3pm.

The wreck is a 340-foot frieghter which sank in 1970 and which now sits in about 70 feet of water, bow into the current... considerable current. Because of the high current and proximity to the shipping channel, this is a "C" dive. There are 2 lines to descend on. One is on the stern and the other is halfway on the port side. If the charter attaches itself to the port side line, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHERE THIS LINE IS FOR YOUR ASCENT. Due to it's size, 2 dives are needed. It is advisable to pace yourself and enjoy half the wreck on each dive and all the various fish.

This beautiful large wreck is engulfed with fish. There are a few places within the ship to dive out of the current as seen in picture #3 beyond the railing.

Tank fills will be at O2togo at 3045 Pitt street , Cornwall. Rick will transport the tanks and return them to a desginated spot to be determined on Saturday.

East Cliffe Hall East Cliffe Hall - sunken  East Cliffe Hall - sunken 1

East Cliffe Hall - sunken 2  East Cliffe Hall - sunken 3

Sunday

The St Lawrence River water level is high and the current is faster than normal around the Conestoga is a 252-foot long Steamer built in Cleveland in 1878 and sank in 1922 outside lock 8 of the Old Gallop Canal. It is a shore dive in about 20 - 25 feet of water. It is accessed from County Rd 2 and Dundas Street in Cardinal. An alternate approach is to start at the Gallop Canal. You will see the Wee Hawk ship wreck then proceed down the canal following the cuurent out into the St. Lawrence. From there it is about a 8-12 minute drift to the Conestoga. Due to this we will not be diving this wreck. We will dive the Rothesay.

                                  

 

 

Rothesay is a twin side-wheeler paddle steamer that was launched in Feb. 1867 in St. John N.B.. It sank on September 2 1889 by colliding with the American tug “Myra”. It is located West of Prescott on Hwy #2.

There is an underwater guide line from shore to lead to the Rothesay. It lies about 100 meters off shore.

Rothesay shipwreck.jpg - 10.59 KB  Rothesay shipwreck above water.png - 45.94 KB  Rothesay shipwreck bow.jpg - 13.93 KB

Sunday morning the Divemaster will coordinate the most efficient way to get to the first dives.

 

Driving directions: Eastcliffe Hall is at Crysler Park Marina in Morrisburg. Take exit 758 Upper Canada Road off Highway 401. Go south on Upper Canada Road to County Road 2. Turn east (left) and follow the signs to the marina. Turn left on Hwy 2 and right into Crysler Marina.

Dive Shop: Abuc’s Scuba, 12 Water Street East, Brockville (613)345-2800 http://www.divebrockville.com/main.html

Accommodations:

Camping

- Riverside-Cedar Campground, part of the St.Lawrence Park system located at the Marina:

10 km east of Morrisburg, location of your first dive. There are 5 camping spots available at Crysler Park.  You are allowed 6 people per site.  Cost is $15/per person/night.  They are not serviced lots.
The website is: https://secure.parks.on.ca/Reservations/Riverside-CedarCampsite%2fEastRC%3fList

Parks of the St. Lawrence
13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1.800.437.2233 or 613.543.4328
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McIntosh Inn: which is not far: http://www.mcintoshcountryinn.com/, cost varies, depending in the room type.

- Glenville Park campground: http://www.grenvillepark.com/. Located 7km east of Prescott.

2323 County Road 2, Johnstown, Ont.

Tel: 1 613 925-2000

Take the 401 east and take exit 721B then go south for 1 km toHwy #2. Turn right (east) on #2 for 1.3 km.

- St. Lawrence Park Camping in Brockville: http://www.city.brockville.on.ca/index.cfm?ID=193&FAQID=107&showtext=no

Motels and Residence

- Bridgewaters Inn: http://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/bridgewaters-inn.en-gb.html?aid=306395;label=johnstown-hp9qb5KbhcKBtAbcUrRHkwS8795876069%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap15%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1s1%3Anes;sid=2d6e664888a123c5610a91af3e6edda7;dcid=1;ucfs=1;srfid=8f8370856d801e135c2a48f97e497cc6f3ad7322X1

2702 County Road 2

Johnstown, Ont.

- Johnstown Motel: http://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/motel-johnstown.en-gb.html?aid=306395;label=johnstown-hp9qb5KbhcKBtAbcUrRHkwS8795876069%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap15%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1s1%3Anes;sid=2d6e664888a123c5610a91af3e6edda7;dcid=1;ucfs=1;srfid=8f8370856d801e135c2a48f97e497cc6f3ad7322X2

1843 County Road 2

Johnstown, Ont.

- St. Lawrence College Residence, Brockville: This years prices were as follows: Double Room $79.20 including taxes. Single Room $63.80 including taxes. In 2014 the prices are likely to increase just slightly. 613-345-0452 – 60 Magedoma Boulevard, Brockville See http://www.brockvilletourism.com/index.cfm?ID=79 &showtext=no&BusCard=467 for a complete listing of area accommodations and items of interest.