Prince Edward County ships

These pages assemble historical data concerning ships that were built, owned or operated regularly in Prince Edward County, Ontario, on the North shore of Lake Ontario, including images when available. Multiple sources have been used, including the Picton Shipping Register 1851 to 1882, contemporary newspaper reporting, published books and journals, and other archival material, specifically holdings in our Willis Metalfe, Lorne Joyce, Gary Mauthe and Alan Capon fonds. Notes: (i) *** shows that the Registrar indicated that the vessel was being built or about to be built in 1882; (ii) The Registrar made a mistake and two #11’s are recorded; also #44, 45, and 46 are missing, or never used.

Background material is available in Early shipping in Prince Edward County; please also refer to our fully searchable Ships Database

The following list is by alphabetical name of the ship:

Alexandra (Steam/Barge of 53 tons, Picton Registry # 8)
Anne Maria (Schooner of 59 tons, Picton Registry # 3)
Armenia (Steam/Screw of 84 tons, Picton Registry # 6 6-1894)
Belle Case (Schooner of 37 tons, Picton Registry # 12)
Bermuda (Schooner of 160 tons, Picton Registry # 27)
British Queen (Schooner of 117 tons, Picton Registry # 10)
C. Gearing (Schooner of 106 tons, Picton Registry # 32)
Crusoe (Propeller of 24 tons, Picton Registry # 30)
Dominion (Schooner of 76 tons, Picton Registry # 24)
Flora Jane (Schooner of 91 tons, Picton Registry # 16)
Frontenac (Schooner of 138 tons, Picton Registry # 5)
H.J. Jones (Schooner of 74 tons, Picton Registry # 22)
H.N. Todman (Schooner of 135 tons, Picton Registry # 19)
Huron (Schooner of 234 tons, Picton Registry # 48)
India (Barge of 117 tons, Picton Registry # 7)
Indian (Scow of 20 tons, Picton Registry # 18)
J.W. Langmuir (Schooner of 116 tons, Picton Registry # 13)
Jessie Mcdonald (Schooner of 84 tons, Picton Registry # 14)
John Wesley (Schooner of 40 tons, Picton Registry # 31)
Mary Gormley (Schooner of 68 tons, Picton Registry # 11)
Marysburg (Schooner of 150 tons, Picton Registry # 34)
Morning Star (Schooner of 64 tons, Picton Registry # 29)
New Dominion (Schooner of 220 tons, Picton Registry # 23)
Newcastle (Schooner of 75 tons, Picton Registry # 33)
Niagara (Schooner of 220 tons, Picton Registry # 43)
Ocean Wave (Schooner of 95 tons, Picton Registry # 26)
Olive Branch (Schooner of 121 tons, Picton Registry # 38)
Ontario (Schooner of 79 tons, Picton Registry # 25)
Orion (Schooner of 166 tons, Picton Registry # 4)
PHOENIX (Schooner of 121 tons, Picton Registry # 2), built Athol, Prince Edward County, 1852.
Picton (Steamer of 490 tons, Picton Registry # 35)
Primrose (Schooner of 29 tons, Picton Registry # 1)
Prince Edward (Schooner of 123 tons, Picton Registry # 17)
Quail (Steamer of 34 tons, Picton Registry # 36)
Red Rover (Schooner of 51 tons, Picton Registry # 9)
S. & A. Collier (Schooner of 150 tons, Picton Registry # 39)
Shannon (Steamer of 39 tons, Picton Registry # 47)
Speedwell (Schooner of 181 tons, Picton Registry # 3-1875)
St. Clair*** (Schooner of 142 tons, Picton Registry # 1-1875)
Starling (Schooner of 198 tons, Picton Registry # 41)
Twilight (Schooner of 173 tons, Picton Registry # 42)
Utica*** (Propeller of 39 tons, Picton Registry # 1-1875?)
William Elgin (Schooner of 156 tons, Picton Registry # 37)

This list will be completed as expeditiously as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additions (and possible corrections), we will use our best endeavours to proritize any specific requests.

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The research and preparation of these data sheets was carried out by K.C. We extend our thanks to him.

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