Site NameSligo

  • Location:

    Humbar Bay, Toronto / 42° 39' 6.1812" N, 80° 3' 8.7012" W

  • 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
Sligo07/10/2017SwappedC2549/17Replaced SOS Spar Buoy with blue 5 gallon overwintering jug.
Sligo08/05/2016DeployedC647/16REMOVED Temporary Overwintering Marker PLACED Orange & White SPAR Buoy e/w Radar Reflector, Flashing Light, & Tagline.
Sligo01/12/2015RemovedC2744/15Buoy removed for season, placed temporary overwintering marker.
Sligo24/10/2013DeployedC2133/13PRIVATELY MAINTAINED SPAR BUOY MARKING THE SHIPWRECK "SLIGO" IN POSITION 43 36.882N 079 27.094W REPLACED BY WINTERING BUOY CONSISTING OF A SIX GALLON BLACK JUG AND A ONE GALLON WHITE JUG.
Sligo13/04/2012DeployedC388This is one of SOS Toronto's new Spar Buoys

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