Site NameLyman Davis

  • Location:

    Toronto Harbour, East of Toronto Islands / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • 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 Davis07/10/2017RemovedC2547/17Removed SOS spar buoy and did NOT place overwintering jug
Lyman Davis08/05/2016DeployedC649/16REMOVED Temporary Overwintering Marker PLACED Orange & White SPAR Buoy e/w Radar Reflector, Flashing Light, & Tagline.
Lyman Davis01/12/2015MissingC2746/15Old cone-type buoy missing (suspect sank to bottom), no temporary overwintering marker placed.
Lyman Davis24/10/2013DeployedC2135/13PRIVATELY MAINTAINED MOORING BUOY MARKING THE SHIPWRECK "LYMAN DAVIS" IN POSITION 43 36.132N 079 24.996W REPLACED BY WINTERING BUOY CONSISTING OF A SIX GALLON BLACK JUG AND A ONE GALLON WHITE JUG.
Lyman Davis04/11/2012MissingDon't knowRaimund picked up Spar Buoy from Metro Marine Unit

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