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The 1000 Islands boasts the world’s best fresh water diving. Due to an influx of zebra mussels, the visibility for divers now is up to 70 feet and has caused a sensation through out the dive industry. Thanks to the fresh cold water of the St. Lawrence River there are over 200 shipwrecks preserved that date back to the War of 1812, leaving us exciting time capsules to explore.

Underwater Mountains

Not only can you uncover the mysterious history of lost ships in the 1000 Islands, but you can also experience the amazing marine life that lives amongst the billion year-old underwater mountains left to us from before the flood of the ice age. Divers come from all over the world to dive into our underwater seascapes with granite walls that plunge from hundreds of feet deep to a few feet of shoals.

scubaDiscover our Lost Ships

Notable shipwrecks in the area present many levels of diving, from novice to advanced:

  • AE Vickory – 1861 wooden three masted schooner, sunk August 17, 1889
  • The America – steel drill barge, sunk June 20, 1932
  • Wolfe Islander II – 1946 80-foot long car ferry, intentionally sunk September 21, 1985
  • The Keystorm – 2300 ton English steamer, sunk October 12, 1912
  • Lillie Parsons – 2 masted fore and aft centerboard schooner, sunk August 5, 1877
  • The Muscallonge – 245 ton tug, sunk August 15, 1936
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