Monday, September 03 – 2007
16:00 – 18:00
Dive Number 113
Roads: Dry / clear
Water Temp: +17C
Area: Fort Mississauga, Ontario
Vehicle: Niva, Black Sunfire
Weather: Clear and Sunny
Divers: Wolf, Chuck
Dive Wench(es): Tori, Brian
Maximum Depth: 4m
We kitted up at the monument by For Mississauga and descended onto the beach then into the water to conduct our final preparations and headed North East in the lake towards the mouth of the river. There were a lot of rocks, aquatic moss and tons of goby fish.
We saw a large bass that was very territorial and followed us at a distance.
As we explored we saw quite a few musket balls and even a rifled musket slug from the war between Canada and the United states in 1812. Unfortunately this site is protected under the Marine Heritage act Section 27, Subsections 48(2) and we could not legally take possession of the musket balls and had to leave them on the bottom – It is a summary conviction offense.
We were out about 1km from shore and reached a depth of a whipping 4 metres. We used up just over ½ a tank of air and then headed back to shore. To head home.
When we arrived home Brian said he had to leave early because his cat had gone over 2hrs without food and would start acting crazy. Shortly after he headed out he called us because he had lost his house keys. We returned to the dive site and grid-searched the area to reveal negative results. We returned to our house to grab some tools to break into Brian’s house, and discovered his house keys were laying on the driveway. This quickly diffused the stressful situation.