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St. Lawrence River

Henry C. Daryaw

She was a 220 ft long steel freighter that sunk in 1941 in collision with the shoal between American and Canadian Channels. The navigator did not see the shoal in a deep fog and Daryaw run into the shoal bow first with significant speed. She sunk soon thereafter. During sinking, she flipped upside down and landed right next to the wall with the deepest part at 90ft.

The current on this wreck ranges from strong to ripping, but the wall provides a little bit of protection once you get down to the wreck. The descent line is tied near the props and then another line leads to the block on the bottom. There is also a line running alongside the wreck that could be used for pulling when the current is just too strong.

Highlights include twin props on the stern that are now rising to the sky and spacious cargo holds. If you make it all the way to the bow, you can then drift (or rocket, depending on how strong the current is) back to the stern and the props.

Dangers include very tight and very silty engine room (second hand info as I never been in the engine room) and ripping current as evidenced by the first picture below.

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