Jordan Station Shipwreck

Jordan Station shipwreck

Anyone who’s taken the QEW from Toronto to Niagara Falls is familiar with seeing an old wreck on the south side, it’s masts just rising high enough to be visible from the highway. It’s hard to find information about this wreck on google – but I did manage to find this quote from a comment on this flickr page:

Jordan Station shipwreck

“Jordan’s beloved “pirate ship” began life in 1914 as a St. Lawrence River ferry named Le Progress.It was converted into a floating restaurant in 1991 and built to resemble La Grande Hermine (The Big Weasel), the ship French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed along the St. Lawrence River in 1535. An owner with big dreams but little money parked the vessel in the marina of the Beacon Harbourside Inn on Canada Day 1997 – the final stop on an odyssey of unpaid dockages along the St. Lawrence River. Arsonists cooked the floating restaurant in a 2003 blaze, leaving a slowly rusting hulk on the Lake Ontario shoreline.”

I’m not sure how accurate it is – but it was the most detail I could find!

Jordan Station shipwreck

Tito and I were actually on our way to shoot the Welland Canal locks at the time – and just had to pull over to get a few pics.

I’ll leave you with my favourite shot of the evening – done in HDR (produced from a single RAW, processed with Photomatix Pro Lightroom Plugin)

Jordan Station shipwreck

4 Responses to “Jordan Station Shipwreck”


  1. 1 serena June 8, 2011 at 9:08 am

    ohhh, yes, when we go visit my sister in canada, i always notice that ship! it’s too awesome! =) (although i’ve never gotten good pics of it,, unlike you =) )

  2. 2 Steve May 28, 2012 at 7:09 am

    HDR?
    One Image?
    Not HDR… = HIGH dynamic range

  3. 4 Rosemarie August 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Great pictures – we were there yesterday


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