Site NameKinghorn (bow)

  • Location:

    Rockport, Ontario / N44°22'37" W75°55'51"

  • Site ID:


  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    July 19,2002

  • Wreck Type:


  • Rig:

    coverted to barge

  • Length:


  • Hull Material:


  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:


  • Depth max:


  • Current:

    1-2 Knots

  • Buoy Type:


  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:


  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:


  • 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.

  • 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.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Kinghorn (bow)23/11/2022SwappedSPAR buoy have been removed and was replaced by a plastic jug for the winter.
Kinghorn (bow)21/11/2021RemovedSPAR buoy was removed, no winter jug installed.
Kinghorn (bow)11/07/2021Deployed
Kinghorn (bow)20/11/2020SwappedSPAR 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)13/07/2020DeployedNW-C-1078-20

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