KPH (Waterlily?)

Located at N44.12.468 W76.31.535 This unknown steamer lies in 65 ft (20m) of water near the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital and is regarded as a diving gem. This wreck is 135ft (41.2m) long, with penetration available, and is usually covered in fish. The wreck is mostly visited as a second Waterlily _KPH_ bowdive, but this is one of the perfect night dives that one can do while visiting the Kingston area. After coming down the ascent line, one is greeted by the debris field and a giant propeller. Coming around to the first available opening, one can see the boilers and large coal chutes. After exploring the inside (be careful; its silty and others may want to see), one can venture around the front and down the side and watch the fish.
Update Aug 2001 An article written by the Marine Museum in Kingston has Capt Henderson Identifying the KPH as the Waterlily.

 

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WATER LILY (1870, Steambarge)
Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
94923
CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP
Built at:
Brewers Mills, ONT
Vessel Type:
Steambarge
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
William Ainslee
Original Owner and Location:
Fraser & George, Kingston, ONT
POWER
Power:
Mechanical
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
10 1/2 x 12″, 17hp engine by Davidson & Doran, Kingston, ONT, 1870.
DIMENSIONS
Length:
92′
Beam:
22′
Depth:
5.6′
Tonnage (gross):
97
HISTORY

1870, Oct 11 Readmeasured 92 x 22 x 5.6′, 97 3,256/3,500 tons.

1871, Aug 18 Owned George Davidson et al, Kingston, ONT.

1877 Owned J.B. Robinson, Thurlow, ONT; readmeasured 95.77 gross tons.

1891 Rebuilt at Picton, ONT by A.W. Hepburn (or John Tait); 100 x 18.4 x 5.7′, 95.09 gross tons.

1893 Owned Arthur William Hepburn, Kingston.

1905, Apr 17 Owned Ontario & Quebec Navigation Co., Picton, ONT.

1916, May 3 Shortened to 97.01′ at Montreal, QUE.