Kinghorn

Site Name: 
Kinghorn
Location: 
Rockport, Ontario
Site ID: 
5
Organization: 
SOS Thousand Islands
Record Date: 
July 19, 2002
Wreck Type: 
Schooner
Rig: 
coverted to barge
Length: 
130
Description: 
One of seven barges in tow of the tug Hiram Walker, the Kinghorn sank in a storm on April 27, 1897. At the time she was carrying a load of wheat to Montreal.
Sank Year: 
1897
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Saint Lawrence

Location

44° 22' 35.8212" N, 75° 55' 54.0012" W
Depth min: 
80
Depth max: 
95
Current: 
1-2 Knots
Buoy Type: 
Cone - Plastic
Line Type: 
Nylon - twist
Line Size: 
3/4"
Line Length: 
160
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cement - Large
Buoy Anchor Weight: 
2000
SOS Plaque: 
Yes
Notes: 
Currently on single large block near bow, but was on 16 small cement blocks by stern. The Kinghorn is a rarity in that the ships wheel is still present at the site. Unfortunately, vandals stole the anchor from this site in 1997.

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Kinghorn 23 05 2016 Deployed
Kinghorn 23 05 2014 Unknown This entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from several years ago or never.
Kinghorn 05 05 2013 Deployed c535/13
Kinghorn 03 05 2010 Deployed C674/09
Kinghorn 12 05 2009 Deployed TBD Has yellow flashing light (FL4S)
Kinghorn 05 05 2008 Deployed C619/08

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