owned by Keystone Transportation Co. of Montreal with 2500 tons of slack
coal struck Black Spar Shoal a short distance from Dark Island. She had a great tear in her side, slipped off, turned over on
her side and sank out of site in 125’ of water.
The loss of
the Keystorm as the greatest marine disaster in 50 years on the St.
Lawrence. It was impossible
to raise the boat since it had plates torn apart for a distance of 60’.
It is now one
of the most popular dive sites in the River.
June 26, 1930
loaded Canadian drill boat, John B. King exploded when a bolt of
lightening hit it, killing 31 men and injuring 11.
It sank in 50’ of water. Lightening
struck the copper connecting wire with the dynamite charges.
The first boat on the scene was that of Alexander D. Thayer, owner
of Dark Island, the island nearest the incident.