The Rothesay is a 19th-century wooden side-wheeler (193′ x 28.8 ′ × 7.9 ′) launched on Feb. 2, 1868, in St. John, N.B., Canada. She was carrying passengers between Brockville and Montreal when, on Sept. 12, 1889, she collided with the tug Myra and sank in the St. Lawrence River, west of Prescott Ontario in 30’ (10 m) of water. In 1901 members of the Kingston Royal Military College blew up the wreck amidships. The Rothesay was rediscovered on Sept. 25, 1964, by the Underwater Society of Ottawa and remains a very popular shore diving site.
Generated with Agisoft Metashape from 2668 photos taken over two dives on January 2 & 5, 2022. Nikon D500, manual mode, area AF, 16 mm, ISO 1250, 1/100, f/ 8.0, Aquatica AD500, Dome 8”, 2 Ikelite DS161.
Divers: Alexandre Cajolet Couture and Roger Lacasse
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