Site NameKinghorn (bow)
Rockport, Ontario / N44°22'36.3" W75°55'50.3976"
SOS Thousand Islands
coverted to barge
Body of Water:
Nylon - twist
Buoy Anchor Type:
Cement - Large
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.
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.
Buoy Status Updates
|Site Name||Record Date||Buoy Status||NOTSHIP#||Comment|
|Kinghorn (bow)||20/11/2020||Swapped||SPAR buoy is now out of the water and was replaced by a plastic jug for winter. SPAR buoy will be back in place early next spring like usual.|
|Kinghorn (bow)||01/06/2019||Deployed||SPAR buoy with light deployed.|
|Kinghorn (bow)||01/12/2018||Removed||C2993/18||Mooring line have been dropped to the bottom.|