The schooner Pacific (1852)

General

Port of Picton Registry, Number 49 :

Name: PACIFICType: Schooner
Official Number: 71203Tons: 295
Where Built: Sophiasburg Where she belongs: Picton
Build Year: 1874Value:
Builder’s Name & Date of Certificate: John Tait, June 1874
Master’s Name: John Ewart
Length: 136 feetBreadth: 25 feet & 67?/10ths?
Depth of Hold: 10 feet & 5/10thsMasts: Three
Stern: SquareBowsprit: Standing
How Built: CarvelHow Rigged: Fore & Aft
Figure-head: NoneDecks: One
Subscribing Owners: Chas. Wilson, Solomon & Jacob Collier, joint owners. Sold a half share to H.B. Rathbun of Mill Point, dated December 16, 1874.

NOTATIONS:

WRECKED.
From New Registry Book: WRECKED AT SEA ON HER PASSAGE FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUBLIN, IRELAND. LAT. N. 48 deg., 15”. Lon. W.44 deg. ON DECEMBER 14, 1876. CREW OF 9 ALL SAVED. VESSEL INSURED FOR $15,000. CARGO INSURED FOR $1,800.
REGISTER CLOSED ON MARCH 24, 1877.

Pacific

Schooner Pacific

See also the entry for the schooner Pacific in our ships Database.

  1. 1874, Jul 13 Registered Picton, ONT. 1874, Dec 16 Added owner H.B. Rathburn, Mill Point, ONT. 1875, Jul 11 Owned John Ewart, Richard Kinch & Robert Mulholland, Coburg, ONT; left Chicago for Queenstown with bone dust; traveled Belleville, Cork, Ireland, England, Russia, Prussia, Belfast & West Indies. 1876, Dec 14 Wrecked Atlantic Ocean.

Transcriptions

  1. Oswego Daily Palladium, Friday, July 3, 1875. A new schooner, named Pacific, was launched from Wilson & Company’s yard at Picton Wednesday. She is of 450 tons capacity and is owned by Cobourg parties.
  2. Built John Tait, Roblin's Cove in 1874 of Sophiasburg white oak. Immediately sold to Capt. James Ewart of Coburg, who added new pine lumber ceilings (bone protection) which sold in Liverpool for more than the bones ("nice profit".)

References and source notes

(2) C. Patrick Labadie, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
(3) R. Palmer, Oswego.
(4) Naval Marine Archive, Willis Metcalfe fonds

Picton built ships

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

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