Artist concept of wreck


Known as the mystery wreck, the Kingshorn makes for a very pleasant dive. There are two mysteries. The first is that her positive identity is somewhat in doubt, as several boats are known to have sunk in the area. On April 27, 1897 the tug Hiram A. Walker under Captain Boyd had seven barges in tow carrying wheat, and the Kingshorn was one of them. Due to storm, squal and shoal, Captain Boyd ended up having a very bad day, losing four of them! The last to go down was probaby the Kingshorn, only a few hundred yards from shore, in 90 feet of water. The second mystery is the abundance of large rocks that lie on her deck. Every diver wonders how in the world they got there, and a reasonable explanation remains to be found.