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Effie Mae

Trail Information

Around the year of Canada's 100th birthday, a 40' wooden hull was started in Shelborne, Nova Scotia by Ken and Lois Jenkins of Port Credit, ON. They brought the partially-built hull to Port Credit and completed it in their backyard. Launched in 1968, it was christened the Effie Mae. Around 1980, she became the first live-aboard dive charter boat in the Kingston area before changing hands in 1987. Sadly, Ken succumbed to cancer the following year. They started chartering out of Kingston up to the 1992 season. Finding no suitable buyers and not wanting their beloved Effie broken up or just left to rot, they donated the hull to Preserve Our Wrecks Kingston for sinking. In the spring of 1993, they ran her for the last time to the Metal Craft Dry dock to be made ready for sinking. On Sunday, October 17, 1993, 25 years from the date of her christening, the Effie Mae was put to rest beside one of the historic shipwrecks she had visited so many times before. Today, sitting upright beside the wreck of the schooner barge "Aloha", she is an often visited dive site. Local divers affectionately refer to the wreck of the "Effie" as "Ken's Wreck", as it was Ken Mullings who did most of the work to sink the Effie for all to enjoy.

Difficulties

Intermediate

Directions

Nine Mile Point, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Depth 55 ft (16.8 m)