Site NameComet

  • Location:

    Simcoe Island, Lake Onatrio / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    14

  • Organization:

    Preserve Our Wrecks

  • Record Date:

    May 26,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Side Paddle, Steam

  • Rig:

  • Length:

    175

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Ontario

  • Depth min:

    50

  • Depth max:

    85

  • Current:

    No Current

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

  • Line Size:

    47

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:

    No

  • Notes:

    2 miles from Nine Mile Point. The is much to see at this site including the large upright paddle wheels!

  • 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

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Comet23/05/2014UnknownThis entry made to disambiguate the site list as the last update was from several years ago or never.
Comet09/05/2008DeployedTBDAlso the Aloha was deployed - Not an SOS Reviewed site. FYI.
Comet08/06/2008DeployedC639/08
Comet01/11/2008RemovedTBDCancels C638/08
Comet20/06/2009DeployedC1259/09

Save Ontario Shipwrecks gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Culture Programs Unit and our many sponsors for their support. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture.