Site Orientation #

Ashore near Sacketts Harbour NY
  • Schooner Barge
  • 10ffw
  • 100ft length
  • Marysville, Wolfe Island, St. Lawrence RIver
  • 44°11’39.6″N 76°26’31.1″W

Notes From the Collection of: C. Patrick Labadie #

Year of Build: 1873 Official Number: 126464


Built at: Smith’s Falls, ONT 
Vessel Type: Schooner Note: Square stern, carvel built. Hull Materials: Wood Number of Decks: 1
Builder Name: O’Meara & Co. Master Carpenter: Wm.O’Mara 
Original Owner: J. Conely & Alfred Oldreive
POWER Number of Masts: 2
Length: 102.3′ Beam: 24.2′ Depth: 9.6′ Tonnage (gross): 215 Tonnage (net): 188.01

Chronological History #

1877 Owner J. Conley, Yarker, ON.
1878 Owners Oldreive et al, Kingston (Al,$9000).
1888 Rebuilt.
1892 Owners Oldreive & Co.
1899 Owners Oldreive & Co., Kingston.
1903, May 2 Stranded on Main Ducks, owned by Capt. James Crosby Cargo coal.
1908 Jul 12 Foundered; rebuilt to a barge
1908 Rebuilt, 188 tons net.
1930 Owner Wm. G. Woodman of Wolfe Island, ON, homeport Kingston, 102 X 20 X 9, 188 gross tons.
1938 Out of Canadian registry, Abandoned Marysville Harbour.

Buffalo Evening News Tuesday, May 5, 1903 #

The schooner ACACIA was yesterday reported by Capt. Russell of the tug MARY HALL at Oswego as being ashore at the head of the Main Ducks. The ACACIA left Oswego Saturday with 350 tons of coal for Kingston.

List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on the 31st. Day of December 1905 #

Schooner ACACIA. Of 188 tons reg. Built at Smith’s Falls, Ont. in 1871. Homeport, Kingston.
Owned by C.C. Simmons, of Kingston, Ont. 102.3 x 20.4 x 9.
NOTE:- Official Canadian Number 126464, not given until 1909

ACACIA – CANADA Official Number 126464 
Rig Schooner 
Dimensions and Tonnage
Vessel Length:102.25 feet.Gross Tonnage:227.00 
Vessel Width:24.16 feet net Tonnage:153.00 
Vessel Depth:9.50 feet
Hull Material: Wood Masts: 2 
Builder O’Mara, William Smith’s Falls, Ontario 1873 
Rebuilt in 1888.
Builders certificate issued at Kingston, Ontario, on September 13, 1873
Dropped from Canadian List of Shipping in 1938; presumed abandoned.

Selection of Historical photos #

ACADIA can be access from shore so remember

  • Pick up after yourselves and others if need be
  • Take only pictures, memories, and trash off the bottom
  • Many shore dive sites are busiest on weekends so plan ahead
  • Remember you’re the ambassador for the sport when approached by onlookers and locals. Paying attention and being polite can lead to other opportunities and locations.
  • Have fun and lots of it after all that’s why you are there just like underwater beware of others around you for both positive and negative experiences
  • If you’re the guy with the camera, video, or go pro, take a minute to show those outside your group what’s underneath.

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