Julia B. Merrill

Site Name: 
Julia B. Merrill
Location: 
2m from Downtown Toronto, 1m S of Sligo
Site ID: 
53
Organization: 
SOS Toronto
Record Date: 
June 11, 2003
Official Number: 
126468
Nation: 
Canada
Built Year: 
1872
Built Location: 
Wenona, MI
Built By: 
FA Carpenter
Wreck Type: 
Schooner
Rig: 
3 masted
Length: 
128
Beam: 
26
Draft: 
8
Tonnage: 
200
Description: 
Purposely set ablaze as entertainment for the summer time crowd at Sunnyside Park on July 1, 1931
Sank Year: 
1931
Hull Material: 
Wood
Body of Water: 
Lake Ontario

Location

43° 37' 8.3388" N, 79° 26' 44.5812" W
Depth min: 
60
Depth max: 
60
Current: 
No Current
Buoy Type: 
Conical
Line Type: 
Polypro - twist
Line Size: 
1"
Line Length: 
120
Buoy Anchor Type: 
Cement - Large
Buoy Anchor Weight: 
2000
SOS Plaque: 
No
Notes: 
Originally numbered 75478 and registered in USA. The burned out hull reveals the keel. N 43 37.139 W 079 26.743

 

Buoy Status Updates

Site Name Record Date Buoy Status NOTSHIP# Comment
Julia B. Merrill 07 10 2017 Swapped C2550/17 Replaced SOS Spar Buoy with blue 5 gallon overwintering jug.
Julia B. Merrill 20 05 2017 Deployed C1074/17 Deployed orange & white large spar buoy with internal radar reflector, external flashing yellow light, and self-retracting tag line.
Julia B. Merrill 08 05 2016 Deployed C648/16 REMOVED Temporary Overwintering Marker PLACED Orange & White SPAR Buoy e/w Radar Reflector, Flashing Light, & Tagline.
Julia B. Merrill 01 12 2015 Removed C2745/15 Buoy removed for season, placed temporary overwintering marker.
Julia B. Merrill 24 10 2013 Deployed C2134/13 PRIVATELY MAINTAINED SPAR BUOY MARKING THE SHIPWRECK "JULIA B. MERRILL" IN POSITION 43 37.135N 079 26.753W REPLACED BY WINTERING BUOY CONSISTING OF A SIX GALLON BLACK JUG AND A ONE GALLON WHITE JUG.
Julia B. Merill 13 04 2012 Deployed C390 New Spar Buoy
Julia B. Merill 16 05 2010 Deployed C667/10 Radar Reflector, Light, Tag line
Julia B. Merill 12 05 2009 Deployed C659/09

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