Niagara II


Rideaulite was a steam tanker laid down by Furness Shipbuilding Company in England, and was launched in 1930 for the Canadian company Imperial Oil Company in Toronto. She changed names and owners several times before she was refitted as a dredger in the 1950's. After an accident in the late 1980's she was rigged down to a barge and sold to McKeil Work Boats in Toronto. She was decommissioned in the late 1990's, and deliberately scuttled as a dive attraction 15. May 1999 by Tobermory Maritime Association in Georgian Bay. The wreck rest today standing on her keel like a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 14 to 28 meter on the east side of Little Cove.

Former names:
Niagara II
Rideaulite, Imperial Lachine, Niagara, W.M Edington
53,3 x 10,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
715 grt
Middlesbrough ( UK ) 1930
Toronto ( CA )

45°15'03.1"N 81°36'01.8"W

Last updated: March 2021