The schooner Picton (1867)


Port of Picton Registry, Number 21 :

Name: PICTON Type: Schooner
Official Number: 71206 Tons: 160
Where Built: Picton, Ont. Port of Registry / Hail: Picton
Build Year: 1867 Value: $15,000; (1897)
Builder’s Name & Date of Certification: Thom. Walters, June 1867.
Master’s Name: H. GawSubscribing Owners: Hugh Gaw
Length; 98 feet and 4/10ths. Breadth; 22 feet and 9/10ths (below wale)
Depth of Hold; 9 feet and 7/10ths Masts: Two
Stern: Square Bowsprit: Standing
How Built: Carvel How Rigged: Schooner
Figure-head: NoneDecks: One

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Schooner Picton, at Gananoque.

See also the entry for the schooner Picton in our ships Database. Note also that C.H.J. Snider (Schooner Days CCLXVIII (268)) has John Tait as builder rather than Thomas Walters (Walton may be mispelling).

  1. Schooner, PICTON ; American Tons: 161 ; Built By: Robinson ; Built Where: Picton, Ont. ; Built When: 1867 ; Supposed Owners: H. Gaw ; Port Belonging To: Picton ; Approx Value: $9,000 ; Class: A1 ; Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters, Lake Vessel Register, 1869. Page 22.

Newspaper transcriptions

  1. Kingston Daily British Whig May 14, 1867. Marine Items. Schooner PICTON launched at Picton at this time.
  2. Many references to the schooner Picton appear in C.H.J Snider's work:
    Schooner Days CCLXVIII (268) "Tait's Types: Round Sterned Delaware, Gun-Barrel Picton, and her Hickory Jibboom"

References and source notes

(11) Online resource “The Great Lakes Shipwreck file" By David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella. MI
(12-21, 23-39, 41) Many of the contemporary newspaper cuttings can be found at Maritime History of the Great Lakes, Newspaper Transcriptons
(42) C.H.J. Snider Schooner Days index, Naval Marine Archive.

Picton built ships

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

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