Site NameJulia B. Merrill

  • Location:

    2m from Downtown Toronto, 1m S of Sligo / N43°37'8" W79°26'45"

  • Site ID:


  • Organization:

    SOS Toronto

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:


  • Rig:

    3 masted

  • Length:


  • Hull Material:


  • Body of Water:

    Lake Ontario

  • Depth min:


  • Depth max:


  • Current:

    No Current

  • Buoy Type:


  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

  • Line Size:


  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:


  • Notes:

    Originally numbered 75478 and registered in USA. The burned out hull reveals the keel. N 43 37.139 W 079 26.743

  • Description:

    Purposely set ablaze as entertainment for the summer time crowd at Sunnyside Park on July 1, 1931

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Julia B. Merrill12/10/2022SwappedNW-C-1780-22REMOVED SOS orange-and-white spar buoy e/w internal radar reflector, flashing light, and self-retracting mooring pennant DEPLOYED overwintering marker, 20 litre white nylon jug
Julia B. Merrill05/06/2022DeployedC-2038-22Deployed orange-and-white SOS Spar Buoy equipped with internal radar reflector, yellow flashing lantern, and self-retracting mooring pennant. Users (Divers, Charter Operators, etc.) are requesed to inform [email protected] immediately if this mooring requires any attention or is missing.
Julia B. Merrill09/11/2021SwappedNW-C-2038-21Mooring buoy marking the shipwreck "Julia B. Merrill" replaced with a blue plastic jug at 43 37.135N 079 26.753W.
Julia B. Merrill05/04/2021DeployedNW-C-0284-21The mooring line on the Julia B. Merrill often gets overgrown with dark-green algae. SOS Toronto Chapter would appreciate it if divers using this line on descent and ascent helped us keep this line clean. Also, if you get to the block and notice that the 5-gallon block chain lift jug is missing, is wrapped around the mooring line, or is less than 100% full of air, please notify us at [email protected] Thank you.
Julia B. Merrill31/10/2020SwappedNW-C-2107-20 REMOVED SOS orange-and-white spar buoy e/w internal radar reflector, flashing light, and self-retracting mooring pennant, and DEPLOYED temporary overwintering marker, ~20 litre red nylon jug

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.