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Site Description #

  • Tugboat
  • 60ffw
  • 63ft Length
  • St. Clair River, Sarnia

Built: 1889 – Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Sunk: July 6, 1934

Originally launched as the W.H. Simpson, the Monarch sank while towing the steamer C.F. Bielman on July 6, 1934. The sinking resulted in the loss of 4 lives.

Driving Directions:
– Take Michigan Rd. to the base of the Bluewater Bridge and follow south along the waterfront for approximately 500 ft. 
– Parking is available at the point where the land jogs inward, and the site is buoyed.
– A set of steel steps mounted on the cement wall provides a good entry point. At 10′ a cable is attached to the seawall and goes straight out from the bottom of the steps to the wreck.

  • 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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