The small steamer Alexander hit ground north of  Lyngholmen outside Hankø 25. June 1933. She was on  a journey from Tønsberg to Sarpsborg with Sarpsborg Rowing Club and carried 60 passengers when the accident happened. When they came near to Lyngholmen they suddenly sailed into heavy winds and drifted and strande. The passengers were rescued by other boats which came to assist. The day after attempts were made to drag her off the rock, but it all went wrong.  She silently slipped of the rock and sank. It also became clear later that the captain wasn't totally sober during the journey and was later fined for his "reduced state". The wreck rest today east of the northern iron pole, north of Lyngholmen on a depth of 10 to 15 meter.

Former names:

75,7 x 16,5 x 10,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
82,23 grt
Bergen ( N ) 1875 Sarpsborg ( N )

Picture: Alexander
Courtesy of Risør Sjømannsforening