Site Orientation #
- 100 – 150ffw
- 136ft lengths
- Rock Island, NY, St. Lawrence River
- N44 16 8210 W76 01 1830
Chronological History #
1861 – Duncan M. Callum Oswego, NY U.S.
1861- 1867 U.S. 13330 J. S. Lyon Oswego, NY U.S.
1867- 1873 U.S. 13330 J. Wm. Ball Cleveland, OH U.S.
1873- 1875 U.S. 13330 J. Hanson Chicago, IL U.S. 1875-
1881 U.S. 13330 A. O. Hanson Chicago, IL U.S. Re-rigged to a three-masted schooner
1881- 1883 U.S. 13330 Frank T. Cole Chicago, IL U.S.
1883- 1884 U.S. 13330 J. Y. Vickery Chicago, IL U.S.
1884- 1889 U.S. 13330 Official #VICKERY, A. E.
1884- 1889 U.S. 13330
1889 – Sank Rock Island, NY, St. Lawrence River
Built: July, 1861
Sunk: August 16, 1889
Depth: 65′ – 118′
The Vickery was a schooner originally launched as the J.B. Penfold in 1861 and renamed in 1884. She struck a shoal in August of 1889 and sank. The Pilot was nearly killed by angry Captain Massey who shouted profanities and pointed a revolver at him but the ships mate came to the rescue and pitched the revolver overboard at an opportune moment. This site has a strong surface current with the wreck starting at 65′.with the opportunity of penetrating the wreck if you are appropriately certified.
Historical Information #
Vessel Name: J. B. PENFIELD Nationality U.S. Official Number13330
RigSchooner Dimensions and Tonnage
Vessel Length: 136.00 feet. Gross Tonnage:291.84
Vessel Width: 26.00 feet net Tonnage:0.00
Vessel Depth:10.00 feet
Hull Material: Wood Masts:2
Vessel History Builder Three Mile Bay, NY
DispositionStruck a shoal near the Rock Island