Name of Wreck: Stonewreck, formerly listed as the "J.G. McGrath"until the McGrath was found by Doug King. Information listed below is for the McGrath which is very simular in size and date.

Photos by Geoff Barker

Organizing Group:  Niagara Divers' Association

Official Number:

Nation of Registry:  Canadian

Construction Details

Year Built:  1870
Built At:   St. Catharines, Ontario
Built By:  Shickluna
Vessel Type:  Wooden
Rig: Two-masted schooner


Length: 104'
Beam: 26'
Draft: 12'
Gross Tonnage:  219

Description of Loss: Foundered in storm, October 28, 1878

Location: 13.9NM/144.1T Port Maitland, 14.3NM/206.3T Port Colborne.
                10.9NM/348.5T Dunkirk.
                G.P.S 42-40.076/79-23.780

Depth: 90'

Notes: 2400# block off starboard side. Orange/white mooring buoy when deployed.

General Information:

Two masted Schooner about 110’ in length, in 90’ of water.

Misidentified as the J.G. McGrath because it looks like a Shickluna design similar to the Sligo.

Most books still refer to her as the McGrath, even though she is the wrong length and cargo.


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