Site NameJulia B. Merrill

  • Location:

    2m from Downtown Toronto, 1m S of Sligo / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • Site ID:

    53

  • Organization:

    SOS Toronto

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Schooner

  • Rig:

    3 masted

  • Length:

    128

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Ontario

  • Depth min:

    60

  • Depth max:

    60

  • Current:

    No Current

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

  • Line Size:

    46

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:

    No

  • 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. Merrill07/10/2017SwappedC2550/17Replaced SOS Spar Buoy with blue 5 gallon overwintering jug.
Julia B. Merrill20/05/2017DeployedC1074/17Deployed orange & white large spar buoy with internal radar reflector, external flashing yellow light, and self-retracting tag line.
Julia B. Merrill08/05/2016DeployedC648/16REMOVED Temporary Overwintering Marker PLACED Orange & White SPAR Buoy e/w Radar Reflector, Flashing Light, & Tagline.
Julia B. Merrill01/12/2015RemovedC2745/15Buoy removed for season, placed temporary overwintering marker.
Julia B. Merrill24/10/2013DeployedC2134/13PRIVATELY MAINTAINED SPAR BUOY MARKING THE SHIPWRECK "JULIA B. MERRILL" IN POSITION 43 37.135N 079 26.753W REPLACED BY WINTERING BUOY CONSISTING OF A SIX GALLON BLACK JUG AND A ONE GALLON WHITE 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.