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Roy A. Jodrey


About the Roy A. Jodrey:
Built in 1965 for the Algoma fleet, the Jodrey was a fairly new 623 foot Canadian self un-loader. On November 21 1974 while traveling upbound on the St. Lawrence River, the Jodrey struck a navigational buoy and quickly began taking on water. She ran up on Pullman Shoal near Alexandria Bay NY where work crews worked hard to pump out the enormous amount of water coming in through her bow. After the crew escaped and all efforts were made to save the ship she began slipping underwater and slid down the steep shoal, within sight of the Alexandria Bay Coast Guard Station.

ROY A. JODREY, sailing in better days 1972

The JODREY on Detroit River just a few months prior to her sinking. Photo J.A. Harris Collection

ROY A. JODREY - The night of her sinking on 11-21-74. Courtesy of W. Forsythe.

About the Wreck:

The Jodrey is resting on a steep vertical wall at a depth of approximately 200'. Her bow mast is the first part of the wreck you approach at a depth of about 150 feet. At the 200' mark you reach the bow, she is upright with a 45 degree list to the starboard side. The stern lies at the 211 foot mark.
The boat is intact and has a lot to see and explore, although because of her depth, low visibility, strong currents and tons of loose machinery she is a dive for only the most experienced technical divers.

ROY A. JODREY - At the stern of the ship. Photo by Tom Wilson

Inside the bridge. Photo by Tom Wilson

JODREY pilothouse. Photo by Tom Wilson

Her unloading gear. Photo by Tom Wilson

Her massive prop.  Note the size difference to diver. Photo by Tom Wilson


For more info on diving the Jodrey, contact the guys over at Northern Tech Divers in Kingston. WWW.



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