Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday Feb. 2, 1934
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Will Burn Lyman Davis On May 24
Last Schooner on Lake to go this Spring.
Toronto. Feb. 2, May 24 has been fixed as the date for the burning of the Lyman M Davis at Sunnyside Beach.
The burning of the old ship is planned to take place laet in the evening. As this will be an historic event, the final farewell to the age of sailing ships, a large program of other entertainments will precede the main attraction of this night. The Sunnyside authorities propose to invite the various aquatic clubs and associations of the city to participate in the event and make it a water carnival of large proportions.
Boat burning has been a favorite sport at the west end resort but now it appears that this unique form of entertainment is about to become obsolete. The reason is not for any lack of interest on the part of the public but simply because there are no more boats to burn. The Sunnyside authorities have gradually swept the waters clear of old ships. Not even a hull that will float can be found on lake Ontario and until the T. T. C. Passes the death sentence on the old "Luella" there is not much prospect of another such fire, they say.
According to the innumerable letters received by the Sunnyside group there are thousands of people who will view with regret the passing of the Lyman M. Davis. She had a history that extends will back into the 19th century, when hundreds of sailing ship kept her company on the trade of the lakes.
The Lyman M. Davis sailed out of the port of Oswego for many yeas and her last owner who sailed her in the coal trade was Capt. Daryaw.
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- Richard Palmer
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes