Site NameLyman Davis

  • Location:

    Toronto Harbour, East of Toronto Islands / N43°36'7.9200000000001" W79°24'59.76"

  • Site ID:


  • Organization:

    SOS Toronto

  • Record Date:

    October 15,2005

  • Wreck Type:

  • Rig:

  • Length:

    123 ft

  • Hull Material:


  • Body of Water:

    Lake Ontario

  • Depth min:


  • Depth max:


  • Current:

    0.5-1 Knot

  • Buoy Type:

    Cone - Plastic

  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

  • Line Size:


  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Iron Weight

  • SOS Plaque:


  • 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 Davis11/05/2019DeployedNW C-0695-19Tyler Caughill & Taylor Williams on Rick Lymer’s boat REMOVED Overwintering Marker and PLACED SOS Orange & White SPAR Buoy e/w Radar Reflector, Flashing Light, & Self-Retracting Pennant
Lyman Davis18/11/2018SwappedC2859/18SWAPPED SOS Orange & White SPAR Buoy e/w Radar Reflector, Flashing Light, & Tagline for SOS Overwintering Marker (5-gallon blue nylon jug).
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.

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