A.E. Vickery

Also known as J.B. Penfield, Vickery Wreck

Water
River (Fresh water)
Features
Wreck
Depth
17.5 m (avg)
45 m (max)
Diver Level
Advanced Only
Altitude
74.1 m

The Vickery wreck is a 41m/136ft three-masted wooden schooner that was built in 1861 (as the J.B. Penfield).

She met her end here on 17 August 1889 after the captain received incorrect direction from a river pilot, resulting in the striking of Rock Island Shoal.

Depth here varies considerably, with the bow lying at 20m/65ft and stern at 35m/120ft.

Be careful of potentially strong surface currents.

There is a buoy just upstream of the Rock Island lighthouse.

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