May 20, 2023
Cover Photo: Kayla exploring the shipwrecks in Picton, Ontario
The location of the shipwreck is far offshore close to the international border between Canada and The United States of America which runs down the middle of Lake Ontario. With the lack of sheltering land masses wave heights in the area can build significantly.
Laying in deep water the temperatures on the bottom range from three to five Celsius year-round. Due to wind and rain, the visibility can vary greatly from just a few centimeters on a bad day to a dozen meters on a good day. Travel to the site near Main Duck Island involves crossing several hazardous shoals which over the years have sent many ships to a watery grave.
Scuba diving in this combination of challenging environmental conditions poses a high degree of risk to the team members. In order to minimize these risks, the expedition will be spread out over several months in order to wait for optimal weather.