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Julia B. Merrill (Schooner), C126468, burnt as attraction, 1931


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The schooner JULIA B. MERRILL was deliberately burnt at Toronto in 1931, she was the second last lake schooner, the LYMAN L. DAVIS being the last, she was also burnt at the same place. The MERRILL was burnt to draw people to the Sunnyside Amusement Beach.
      from D. M. Goudy, Sunnyside Attractions Manager
      Toronto Telegram
      September 16, 1933
     
     
Schooner JULIA B. MERRILL. U. S. No. 75478. Of 200.94 tons gross; 190.90 tons net. Built Wenona, Mich., 1872. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 125.5 x 26.5 x 8.2.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892
     
     
Schooner JULIA B. MERRILL. Official Canada No. 126468. Of 190 tons register. Built Wenona, Mich., 1872. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 128.0 x 26.5 x 8.4. Owned by Wm. E. Spencer, et al, of Napanee, Ont.
      list of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1920
     


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Reason: burnt as attraction
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1931
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22608
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Julia B. Merrill (Schooner), C126468, burnt as attraction, 1931