Site NameSligo

  • Location:

    Humbar Bay, Toronto / N43°36'54" W79°27'3"

  • Site ID:

    54

  • Organization:

    SOS Toronto

  • Record Date:

    June 11,2003

  • Wreck Type:

    Schooner

  • Rig:

    3 masted

  • Length:

    137

  • Hull Material:

    Wood

  • Body of Water:

    Lake Ontario

  • Depth min:

    60

  • Depth max:

    65

  • Current:

    No Current

  • Buoy Type:

    Conical

  • Line Type:

    Polypro - twist

  • Line Size:

    46

  • Buoy Anchor Type:

    Cement - Large

  • SOS Plaque:

    No

  • Notes:

    Originally built as the barkentine "Prince of Wales". She was rebuilt in 1874 as a three masted, fore & aft rigged schooner and renamed "Sligo" She was a towed barge at the time of her loss. Sligo sits up right.

  • Description:

    While under tow parted line in a heavy gale on September 5, 1918.

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Sligo12/10/2022SwappedNW-C-1779-22REMOVED 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
Sligo02/06/2022DeployedNW-C-0735-22On June 2nd, 2022 SOS Toronto Chapter volunteers removed the temporary overwintering marker for the Sligo and deployed a 30cm diameter spar buoy e/w internal radar reflector, flashing yellow lantern, and self-retracting surface mooring pennant. Divers are requested to inform [email protected] immediately if this buoy is missing or requires maintenance. Thank you and enjoy!
Sligo09/11/2021DeployedNW-C-0735-22Deployed SOS Spar Buoy e/w internal radar reflector, flashing yellow lantern, and self-retracting mooring pennant. Divers are requested to inform [email protected] immediately if this buoy is missing or requires any maintenance.
Sligo09/11/2021CheckedNW-C-2037-21Mooring buoy marking the shipwreck "Sligo" replaced with a white plastic jug at 43 36.882N 079 27.094W.
Sligo05/04/2021DeployedNW-C-0283-21Divers, you will notice a brand-new 3/4" PolySteel Mooring Line on the Sligo for 2021. If you descend to the block and notice that the 5-gallon block chain lift jug is missing, or is less than 100% full of air, or is twisted around the mooring line, please inform us at [email protected] Thank you.

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.