Comet

Site Name: 
Comet
Location: 
Simcoe Island, Lake Onatrio
Site ID: 
14
Organization: 
Preserve Our Wrecks
Record Date: 
May 26, 2003
Built Year: 
1848
Built Location: 
Portsmouth, Ontario
Built By: 
George N. Ault
Wreck Type: 
Side Paddle, Steam
Length: 
175
Beam: 
24
Draft: 
10
Tonnage: 
337
Description: 
On May 14, 1861 the Comet left harbour in a storm. Not long after the Comet colided with the American schooner exchange and sank. The crew was able to safely reach Simcoe Island
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Ontario

Location

44° 8' 19.68" N, 76° 35' 4.2612" W
Depth min: 
50
Depth max: 
85
Current: 
No Current
Buoy Type: 
Conical
Line Type: 
Polypro - twist
Line Size: 
1-1/8"
Line Length: 
100
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cement - Large
Buoy Anchor Weight: 
2000
SOS Plaque: 
No
Notes: 
2 miles from Nine Mile Point. The is much to see at this site including the large upright paddle wheels!

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Comet 23 05 2014 Unknown This entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from several years ago or never.
Comet 16 04 2010 Deployed C291/10
Comet 20 06 2009 Deployed C1259/09
Comet 01 11 2008 Removed TBD Cancels C638/08
Comet 08 06 2008 Deployed C639/08
Comet 09 05 2008 Deployed TBD Also the Aloha was deployed - Not an SOS Reviewed site. FYI.

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