LYMAN M. DAVIS C130436

Site Description #

Lyman Davis
  • 2 Masted Schooner
  • 123ffw 
  • 135ft 
  • Humber Bay, Toronto, Ontario
  • N43°36’7″ W79°25’1″

History – Complete History of the Burning #

The Lyman M. Davis was built in Muskegon, Michigan, a small town tucked inside a natural harbour on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, in 1873. At nearly 40-meters front to back and with room for 225 tons of cargo, the vessel, with its twin masts and a multitude of sails, was built to carry vast stacks of white pine from the Upper Peninsula to Chicago during the restoration that followed the city’s great fire.

Historical Collection of the Great Lakes File BGSU #

Registry and Rig Information
NameDAVIS, LYMAN M.
RegistryU.S. Canadian 130436
Official Number15934
RigSchooner
Dimensions and Tonnage
Length123.00
Width27.16
Depth9.33
Gross Tonnage224.97
Hull MaterialWood
Vessel History
RebuildsRemeasured, Grand Haven, MI, May 1, 1876 (195.35 gross – 185.59 net). Canadian measures, 1913 (123 x 27.16 x 9; 198 gross).
HistoryFirst enrollment was issued at Grand Haven, MI, on September 18, 1873. LYMAN M. DAVIS was the last commercial schooner in commission on the Great Lakes.
DispositionBurned as a public spectacle at Sunnyside Park, Toronto, Ontario, on June 29, 1934.
Build Information
BuilderArnold, J.P.
Place BuiltMuskegon, MI
Date Built1873-00-00
Source
SourceHCGL

Vessel Names #

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
DAVIS, LYMAN M.1913-00-001934-00-00CANADA130436

Related Links #

1934: The retired wooden schooner LYMAN M. DAVIS was torched as a spectacle off the Sunnyside Amusement Park at Toronto and it burned to the waterline.

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