For decades, the location of Kamloops remained one of the mysteries of Lake Superior. Almost half of a century after it had disappeared, on August 21, 1977, Minneapolis sport diver Ken Engelbrecht finally spotted the dark shadow of the wreck during an exploratory dive. Engelbreht, along with dive partner Randy Saulter of Mounds View, was carrying out a systematic search for the Kamloops in the area known as Twelve O'Clock Point. The dive team had been directed to the possible site of the wreck by Roy Oberg, captain of the Voyageur II. Oberg had made a fathometer tracing several years earlier in the area that indicated a shipwreck lying on its side (Press release by Ken Engelbrecht and Thorn Holden, 1977).
The Story of the SS Kamloops
Intact and undisturbed. Diving not advised because of extreme depth. Not buoyed.
Map of Kamloops Site
SS KAMLOOPS Site Map
Last updated: November 24, 2020