SS Keystorm

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History
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd.
Laid down: 1910
Fate: Sank 26 October 1912
Status: wreck
General characteristics
Length: 250 ft (76 m)
Beam: 42 ft 5 in (12.93 m)
Depth: 17 ft 5 in (5.31 m)

The SS Keystorm was a steel freighter that sank in 1912 after hitting Scotch Island shoal.[1] The sinking was considered the most significant accident in the area for the previous 50 years.

After the sinking, the captain and first mate were found guilty of negligence.[2]

The wreck was sold in 1917 and her cargo salvaged in 1919.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Great Lakes Vessels Online Index". Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  2. ^ "Save Ontario Shipwrecks". Retrieved 2017-02-08.