Kinghorn

KINGHORN
kinghorn

In 1897, the tugboat Hiram A. Walker, under the orders of Captain Boyd, had to tug 7 barges loaded with coal. The Kingshorn was among these. Following a storm, Captain Boyd finished his “very bad day” by losing 4 of his 7 barges, including the Kingshorn. Divers found the wreck in 1995. Lying in 95 feet of water, the Kingshorn is made of a hull without a superstructure. There are several openings on the top deck. You can still see the wheel, windlass, pumps in the holds, stove and rudder. Considering the depth of the wreck, it is necessary to plan the bottom time. It is possible to enter in the hulls, but with adequate finning technique in order not to raise the bottom sediments.

LOCATION: Rockport
DESCRIPTION: Barge
ACCESS: Boat/Shore (2 tanks from shore)
DIMENSIONS: 95 x 75 ft.
MIN. / MAX. DEPTH: 90 ft.
BUILT/LAUNCHED: Unknown
LEVEL: Advanced
WRECKED: April 27, 1897
HAZARDS: Middle Sm Boat Channel Depth Silt Bottom
CAUSE: Storm
RECOMMENDATIONS: Planning for Depth Dive Light/lamp Good Finning Techniques
POSITION: Upright
CARGO: Wheat
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