The Kinugawa Maru was a Japanese transport that had beached near the Bonegi River at 4 am on Nov 15, 1942 during the Battle of Guadalcanal. Aircraft from Henderson Field and the USS Meade bombed and shelled the ship. Approximately 2,000 Japanese troops with 260 cases of ammunition and 1,500 bags of rice made it ashore. Most of their ammunition and food supplies were lost during the fierce attack. The ship was heavily photographed by Allied personnel during 1943-1944. It is now a scuba wreck destination in 17 meters of water.