Schooner Days CCLXVII (267)

From Grocery Scow To Great Eastern: More Ships That Jack Built - Jack Tait Of Prince Edward, 21 Nov 1936

John Tait was born to Scottish immigrants (his father was also a shipwright) on Amherst Island, Ontario, 14 February 1839, lived in Picton, Ontario for most of his life, was involved in designing and building about one hundred vessels – schooners, barges, seamers, yachts – and died 10 October 1920. He is buried in the Glenwood Cemetary in Picton.

 



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