Site NameLyman Davis

  • Location:

    Toronto Harbour, East of Toronto Islands / N43°36'7" W79°25'1"

  • Site ID:

    68

  • Organization:

    SOS Toronto

  • Record Date:

    October 15,2005

  • Wreck Type:

  • Rig:

  • Length:

    123 ft

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Ontario

  • Depth min:

    125

  • Depth max:

    135

  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Cone - Plastic

  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

  • Line Size:

    45

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Iron Weight

  • SOS Plaque:

    No

  • Notes:

    The Lyman Davis lies in ~130' of water oriented with her bow pointing in a westerly direction.

  • Description:

    One of many derelict ships purchased by the CNE, set afire and adrift circa 1934 to amuse the crowds during the depression years.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Lyman Davis12/10/2022SwappedNW-C-1781-22REMOVED SOS orange-and-white spar buoy e/w internal radar reflector, flashing light, and self-retracting mooring pennant DEPLOYED overwintering marker, 20 litre blue nylon jug
Lyman Davis01/01/1970SwappedNW-C-1781-22REMOVED SOS orange-and-white spar buoy e/w internal radar reflector, flashing light, and self-retracting mooring pennant DEPLOYED overwintering marker, 20 litre blue nylon jug
Lyman Davis20/06/2022DeployedC-0880-22 DEPLOYED (previously missing) SOS orange-and-white spar buoy e/w internal radar reflector, flashing light, and self-retracting mooring pennant.
Lyman Davis09/08/2021MissingC-1339-21 - 2021-08-091712 Aug 9th, 2021: Apparently the spar buoy, mooring pennant, ballast chain, and mooring line are missing, and the 5,000lb mooring block was dragged some distance along the bottom. SOS Toronto Chapter is offering a $100 reward for the return of this buoy & tackle. Contact [email protected] to claim.
Lyman Davis10/06/2021RemovedTraining only

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