Site NameKinghorn (stern)

  • Location:

    Rockport, Ontario / N0°0'0" E0°0'0"

  • Site ID:

  • Organization:

    SOS Thousand Islands

  • Record Date:

    January 15,2018

  • 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 - Small

  • SOS Plaque:

    Yes

  • Notes:

  • 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 (stern)01/01/1970Deployed
Kinghorn (stern)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 the water early next spring like usual.
Kinghorn (stern)13/07/2020DeployedNW-C-1078-20
Kinghorn (stern)29/10/2019SwappedRegular SPAR buoy have been replaced by a blue plastic jug for winter.
Kinghorn (stern)01/06/2019NotbuoyedLine is still at the bottom for now. No jug or nothing at surface.

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