Site NameKinghorn (bow)

  • Location:

    Rockport, Ontario / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    5

  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    July 19,2002

  • Wreck Type:

    Schooner

  • Rig:

    coverted to barge

  • Length:

    130

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Saint Lawrence

  • Depth min:

    80

  • Depth max:

    95

  • Current:

    1-2 Knots

  • Buoy Type:

    Spar

  • Line Type:

    Nylon - twist

  • Line Size:

    45

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • 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.

  • 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)30/11/2017SwappedRegular buoy has been swapped for a 5 gallons plastic jug for the winter.
Kinghorn (bow)23/05/2016Deployed
Kinghorn (bow)23/05/2014UnknownThis entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from several years ago or never.
Kinghorn (bow)05/05/2013Deployedc535/13
Kinghorn (bow)05/05/2008DeployedC619/08

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