Aug 3 - 4 Picton (C)
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Picton (C)

Date: August 3-4

Number of Divers: 12

Number of Dives: 4 aboard the AMG from ABUCS.  

Cost: $230.00
Dive rating: C
Divemaster:
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Description

Departure will be from Waupoos Marina, Picton at 8am on both days. This site offers accomodations for 16 people (http://waupoosmarina.ca/cottages/).

The new boat, AMG, for ABUCS in Brockville, will leave from Picton at 8 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The waters around Point Traverse and the Duck Islands contain the wrecks of a number of 2 & 3-masted schooners, steamers, barges and freighters. We will board a 40 ft long and 12 ft wide newly acquired boat. It has a washroom / change room and benches down the sides, completely covered with large open windows on the sides. Air is $10.00 and Nitrox is $15.00. The waters between Pt. Petre, in Prince Edward County, and the Main Duck Islands claimed more than 2/3rds of the ships that met their fate on Lake Ontario during the schooner and early steam era. A number of two and three masted schooners, barges, and steamers lie scattered around Prince Edward Point, Point Traverse, Timber and False Duck Island and the many treacherous shoals and bars of the area. We will dive on 4 of the following 5 shipwrecks, the Katie Eccles, Annie Falconer, City of Sheboygan, Douglas and Frontenac. Check out the website for more info; http://www.ducksdive.com/divegallery.htm  

Driving Directions:

It is a 2 hour 10 minute drive from the Pan Am Pool to the marina. Address of Waupoos Marina is 65 County Rd 38. Take the 401 East. Take exit 522 from 401 East/County Road 40. Take loyalist Parkway/County Road 33 East, Prince Edward County Road 1 and Prince County Road 8 to the marina. 

 

Accommodations:

Waupoos Marina: http://waupoosmarina.ca/cottages/ Cottages pricing varies from $175 -$250/night and can sleep 3-4 people.

Other choices; 

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