Site NameJ.C. Morrison

  • Location:

    420ft offshore Kempenfelt bay Lake Simcoe / N44°22'40" W79°41'13"

  • Site ID:


  • Organization:

    SOS Barrie

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Steamer, Passenger

  • Rig:

    Side wheel

  • Length:

  • Hull Material:


  • Body of Water:

    Lake Simcoe

  • Depth min:


  • Depth max:


  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:


  • Line Type:

    Cable - coated

  • Line Size:


  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cage & Rock

  • SOS Plaque:


  • Notes:

    The paddle wheels, smoke stack, anchors, boiler and many small artifacts remain at this site.

  • Description:

    On August 4, 1857 she caught fire at the dock in Barrie. She was cut loose and drifted to the opposite shore and burned.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
J.C. Morrison03/12/2017RemovedC2965/17Buoy removed for winter season.
J.C. Morrison28/06/2017DeployedC1450/17Deployed for 2017 Season
J.C. Morrison01/11/2016RemovedC2479/16Buoy removed and stored for the winter season
J.C. Morrison30/05/2016DeployedC949/16Deployed for 2016 Season
J.C. Morrison30/10/2015RemovedC2535/15Buoy Removed for Season

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