Martinique Bay Provincial Historic Site

Conche, NL

Provincial Historic Site


Conche is a coastal fishing community located approximately 1000km by road from St. John’s. The wreck that was investigated in 1977, the Marguerite (Borden number EfAx-03) lies in Martinique Bay, which is located at the isthmus of the Conche peninsula. The wreck is located approximately 74m from shore and lies in 6m depth of water. The bottom on which the wreck lies is composed of fine sand. The wreck itself consists of a pile of ballast stones measuring 17m in length, with a maximal width at any one point of 10m and having a height of approximately 1.5m. The designation encompasses the entire site.

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