The schooner ROBERT McDONALD (1890)

General

Formerly PARTHENON, schooner 1873; later ROBERT McDONALD steambarge 1907.

Port of Picton Registry, Number 1 of 1890 :

Name: ROBERT McDONALDType: Schooner
Official Number: 94921Register tons: 90
Gross tons: 97Net tons: 50
Where Built: Picton Port of Registry / Hail: Picton
Build Year: 1890Value:
Builder’s Name: A.W. Hepburn
Length: 70 feetBreadth: 19 feet
Depth of Hold: 6 feet 6 inchesMasts:2
Stern: Bowsprit:
How Built: How Rigged:
Figure-head: Decks: One
Subscibing owners: John W. Hyatt et.al. including Robert McDonald

Robert McDonald

(Right) Schooner Robert McDonald, circa 1895 (yacht name unknown.)

NOTATIONS:

See also the entry for the schooner Robert McDONALD in our ships Database.

It is highly likely that A.W. Hepburn rebuilt the Robert McDONALD from the wreck of the schooner Parthenon whch had been driven ashore off Point Travers, Prince Eward County, in the fall of 1886.

  1. 1892, June 22: Owned by Hyatt, McDonald, & Matthews.
    1899, June 16: Owned by Hyatt & Alonzo Matthews.
    1902, January 14: Owned by Alonzo Matthews, Charlotte, Ontario.
    1906, October 27: Owned by Stirling Orr & J. Eves, Kingston, Ontario.
    1907, Rebuilt as steambarge/tug?, 96’ Length x 19’ Beam x 6’ Depth. 97 Gross Tons, 50 Net Tons.
    1919, Sank in Picton Harbour, Ontario, Lake Ontario and later abandoned
    1920, Dismantled.
  2. Schooner: ROBERT McDONALD Built: 1890 Where Built: Picton New Tonnage: 70 Built By: Hepburn Port of Hail: Picton Owners: MacDonald & Company.
  3. ROBERT McDONALD. Other Names: May have been former schooner PARTHENON. Official No. 94921; Type at Loss: propeller, wood, freighter; Build Info: 1890 by Hepburn at Picton, Ontario, as a schooner-barge. Specs: 96’ x 19 x. 97 tons Date of Loss: 1919. Place of Loss; Picton Lake: Ontario Type of Loss: Sank. Details - Sank in harbour and was abandoned. Converted from 2 masted schooner to steam in 1907. (mmgl.csv.)
  4. Schooner PARTHENON Official Canadian No. 74386 Of 56 Tons Register; Built at Oakville, Ontario in 1877 Home Port; Toronto, Ont. 62’ x 18.5 x 6.5. Owned by Robert McDonald of Hallowell, Ont. List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on the 31st day of December, 1898
  5. Schooner ROBERT McDONALD . Official Canadian No. 94921 Of 44 Tons Registry; Built at Picton, Ontario, in 1890 Home Port; Picton, Ont. 70’ x 19’ x 6.5. Owned by J.W. Hyatt, of West Point, Ont. List of Vessels on Registry Books on the Dominion of Canada on the 31st of December, 1898

Newspaper transcriptions

  1. Many references to the Robert McDonald appear in C.H.J Snider's work:
    Schooner Days CCXXXXV (245) Old Cat Hollow and its Fore-’n’-After fleet, 20 Jun 1936.
    Schooner Days CCLXVIII (268) Tait's Types: Round Sterned Delaware, Gun-Barrel Picton, and her Hickory Jibboom, 28 Nov 1936.
    Schooner Days, DCVII (607) Gone Port Chronicles Of Wreck And Rescue, 11 Sep 1943.
    Schooner Days, DCLXXXVI (686) Zero Hour On The Mckinley Bill, 30 March 1945.
  2. British Whig, Kingston. September 26 1890 p.1 Marine Intelligence: HUSTLING ABOUT BARLEY (Picton Gazette) from Consecon: schr ROBERT McDONALD, 3885 bushels, Oswego.
  3. British Whig, October 19 1891 p 1 Marine Intelligence: Arrivals: schooners, TWO BROTHERS and ROBERT MACDONALD, Picton, peas.
  4. British Whig April 29 1892 p.1 Marine Intelligence: ARRIVALS: schr; ROBERT MACDONALD, Grafton, 4,000 bushels of barley.
  5. British Whig June 2, 1892 p.2 Marine Intelligence: ARRIVALS: schr ROBERT McDONALD, Consecon, 4,000 bushels of buckwheat.
  6. British Whig October 21 1892 p.1 Marine Intelligence: Clearances:- schr. ROBERT McDONALD, bay ports, light.
  7. British Whig November 1892 p.1 Marine Intelligence: The steamer HERO has carried 15,000 barrels of apples from Picton this season. She still has a couple of thousand barrels to transship. Page 2. During the past week, ships cleared from South Marysburg: schooner ROBERT MCDONALD, with buckwheat.
  8. British Whig March 20, 1893 p.1 Marine Intelligence: These are the captains of Vessels at Lake Ontario ports ----- SCHOONERS. FLORA EMMA; Thos. Fox, Picton. S & J COLLIER; Joseph Phelps Jr. Picton. SPEEDWELL; George Phelp, Picton. ROBERT McDONALD; A. Matthews, Kingston. FABIOLA, P. Ostrander, Picton.
  9. British Whig September 1, 1896 Marine Matters: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD has arrived from Charlotte to load ties for that place. The vessel came down light. She is owned by a lumber man.
  10. British Whig August 6, 1897 p.5 Marine Intelligence: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD left Picton Tuesday with citizens who will enjoy a couple of weeks or more cruising around Lake Ontario, touching at Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara, Charlotte, Fairhaven, Oswego, and the Main Ducks and thence home.
  11. British Whig November 1, 1898 p.2 Marine Intelligence: The schooner ROBERT MACDONALD arrived from Wellington last evening with 4,000 bushels of barley for J. Richardson & Sons.
  12. British Whig November 4, 1898 p.2 Marine Intelligence: The schooner ROBERT MACDONALD is in port awaiting a favourable wind to proceed to West Point to load lumber and ties for Charlotte.
  13. British Whig November 5, 1898 p.2 Marine Intelligence: The schooners ANNIE FALCONER and ROBERT MACDONALD and sloops MAGGIE L, and H.M. BALLOU are in port, wind-bound.
  14. British Whig July 24, 1900 p.2 Marine Intelligence: Arrivals at Swift’s wharf: schooner ROBERT McDONALD, from Oswego, with coal.
  15. British Whig October 16, 1900 p.2 Marine Intelligence: The schooners HELEN BALLOU and ROBERT McDONALD, from bay ports has arrived with grain at Richardson’s elevator today.
  16. British Whig November 22, 1900 p.5 FIVE HOURS IN A YAWL BOAT: Sailor from the schooner ROBERT MACDONALD in yawl boat to retrieve cap, forgets to put in plug, yawl fills with water, drifts to Barriefield, sailor exhausted.
  17. British Whig; December 11, 1903 p.5 A ROUGH TRIP – THE SCHOONER ROBERT MACDONALD On the Lake. (Rochester Post-Express) Capt. A. Matthews, of Charlotte, has returned from his trip with his schooner, the ROBERT MACDONALD, after a rough experience on the lake. He was out on the storms that had supposed to have wrecked the EMERALD. He went out from Charlotte to the Bay of Quinte and took on a cargo of lumber at Trenton. He was obliged to put back at Trenton three times before he could make the run across the lake. The first time Capt. Matthews ran out of Presque Isle Bay he got halfway across the lake to Charlotte when there came up a gale from the north-west. He had to put back. The second trial was made several days later. Ice had formed on the bay and the schooner pounded a hole in her bow at the waterline. The water poured into the forecastle, but the hole was caulked and the schooner went on her way, until the furnace light at Charlotte was visible. At that time the sea was so high that the captain feared he would lose his deck-load, and the adverse wind obliged him to put back again. This time Captain Matthews sought shelter at South Bay and saved a ten mile run to the east about the Ducks and back by running through the channel between Timber Island and South Bay Point. Although the captain had not been down the channel in seven or eight years, he took his schooner through the difficult passes at midnight. The channel is not much wider than the mouth of the Genesee River. He says that when he could dimly see the bluffs outlined by the sky, the lay of the channel all came back to him. Years ago he was familiar with it. At Waupoos, on South Bay 10,000 feet of lumber were taken off the deck-load and the schooner finally made Charlotte with a favourable wind, making the 100 miles from Waupoos in about fourteen hours. Capt. Matthews found that his lumber yard had been ravaged by a big fire in his absence.
  18. British Whig March 11 1904 p.5 To Sail Another Schooner:- Capt. William Dowie (Dowle?), late of the schooner KATIE ECCLES will sail the schooner ROBERT McDONALD the coming season.
  19. British Whig May 6th, 1905 p. 2 Marine News: The schooner ROBERT McDowell (sic – MACDONALD) tied up at Craig’s wharf yesterday, for shelter.
  20. British Whig; April 30th, 1906 page 2 – Death of Captain Thomas, Captain John Thomas, of Picton who bought the schooner FLEETWING, and was fitting her out here died aboard his vessel on Saturday afternoon, after a couple of weeks of illness with heart trouble. The remains were taken to Picton this morning. Page 4 – Marine News: Richardson’s elevator: schooners ROBERT MACDONALD and ECHO, from bay ports with grain.
  21. British Whig May 29 1906 p.3 Marine Intelligence: The schooner ROBERT MACDONALD, cleared light, this morning for the foot of Wolfe Island. The steamer ARGYLE left port last night on her initial trip of the season. She went to Picton for a cargo of canned goods, before proceeding to Toronto, to go on her regular run on the north side of the lake.
  22. British Whig June 4, 1906 p. 2 Marine News: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD from Wolfe Island, is unloading hay at the G.T.R. wharf.
  23. British Whig June 5, 1906 p.2 Marine Intelligence: Schooner ROBERT McDONALD, cleared light, for Wolfe Island.
  24. British Whig June 8, 1906 p.2 Marine News:- The schooner ROBERT MACDONALD arrived this morning with hay from Wolfe Island.
  25. British Whig June 9, 1906 Marine Paragraphs: Schooner ROBERT McDONALD cleared light for foot of Wolfe Island.
  26. British Whig June 11, 1906 Marine Notes: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD is at the G.T.R. (Grand Trunk Railroad?) wharf unloading hay from Wolfe Island.
  27. British Whig July 14, 1906 p.2 Marine Paragraphs:- Richardson’s: schooner ROBERT MACDONALD, from Wellington, with grain.
  28. British Whig August 17, 1906 p.2 Marine Notes: The steam-barge WATERLILY, freight-laden from Montreal, passed up to Picton this morning. Richardson’s: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD, with grain from Wellington. Capt. Somes, of the steamer CHIPPEWA, died at St. Micheal’s hospital, Toronto, this morning from typhoid fever. He was from Picton.
  29. British Whig October 3, 1906 p.2 Marine News; Richardson’s: schooner ROBERT McDONALD, with oats, from bay ports.
  30. British Whig October 5, 1906 p.2 Marine Intelligence:- Richardson’s: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD from the bay ports with oats.
  31. British Whig October 6, 1906, p.2 Marine Intelligence:- ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Wellington.
  32. British Whig October 11, 1906 p.2 Marine Notes: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD has arrived at Richardson’s with grain from bay ports.
  33. British Whig November 12 1906 p.3 Marine News:- Richardson’s: schooners ROBERT McDONALD and ECHO arrived from bay ports with grain.
  34. British Whig November 27, 1906 p.2 Marine Intelligence: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD is loading wheat at Richardson’s for Napanee.
  35. British Whig December 7 1906 p.2 Marine Intelligence: scow, ROBERT McDONALD loaded with grain for Richardson’s. The McDONALD is now at Richardson’s elevator.December 7, 1906 p.5 CONTINUALLY CALLED UPON, WHEN MARINE PROPERTY Is In JEOPARDY. -- “She’s a good old girl”. This was the remark of a mariner as the steamer PIERREPORT returned to port last night, after effecting the release of the schooner ROBERT MACDONALD, ice-bound in the Napanee River with a cargo of grain for Richardson’s, and towing her to Kingston. It was necessary to break several miles of ice before the schooner could be reached.
  36. British Whig February 9, 1907 p.2 Vessel Was On Fire. -- Blaze started in the hold of the Schooner McDONALD: The discovery was made this morning that a fire had started in the hold of the schooner ROBERT McDONALD, which is laid up for the winter at Richardson’s slip. As to when the fire started is a mystery. The discovery was made this morning by some men, who had occasion to go on board the vessel. Only slight damage was done, as the cause of the fire is another mystery. Men have been engaged in their work, near the schooner, every day, and there were not aware of any fire on the vessel. The fire evidently started in the night, but in some unaccountable manner, burned it itself out. A big blaze in the schooner might have been a cause of a serious fire, as it is lying close to Richardson’s elevator, along with a number of other vessels. It was indeed lucky that the fire did not continue its course. The schooner ROBERT McDONALD has a capacity for carrying 4,000 bushels of grain, and had a very busy season. On her last trip she was blocked in the ice on the Napanee River, and on that account, was released by the steamer PIERREPONT.
  37. British Whig March 13, 1907 p.2 AROUND THE HARBOUR: This morning, work was commenced on alterations to the schooner ROBERT McDONALD. A new boiler and engine will be put into the vessel, and she will be fitted out as a steamer.
  38. British Whig March 27, 1907 p.2 (?????) --- MADE THE FIRST MOVE: To the schooner ROBERT McDONALD goes the honour having made the first trip in the harbour. The schooner, laid up for the winter at Richardson’s slip. Early this morning the vessel was loaded with ties for the new dock at Richardson’s, and made the trip from one side of the elevator to the other. Work on the new dock is progressing nicely. (moved the material in a slightly modified ship, re, March 13?)
  39. British Whig April 18, 1907 p.2 Marine Notes: The schooner ROBERT McDONALD will undergo alterations at Portsmouth and will be towed there by the GEORGE H.
  40. British Whig April 19, 1907 p.1 Marine Notes: The engine and boiler of the pleasure yacht SKYLARK, which was towed to Portsmouth by the yacht GEORGE H. will be taken out and placed in the schooner ROBERT McDONALD. The SKYLARK will be turned into a house boat for Ira Folger, who will use it for American tourists.
  41. British Whig September 25 1907 p. 2 Marine News: An engine is being placed in the schooner McDONALD at Portsmouth and it is expected that she will be fitted out in time to make a few trips this fall.
  42. British Whig November 1 1907 p.7 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived from the foot of Wolfe Island, with a cargo of hay.
  43. British Whig November 29 1907 p.5 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived at Richardson’s elevator with grain from Wellington.
  44. British Whig November 30 1907 p.2 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Prescott Saturday morning with grain.
  45. British Whig December 7 1907 p. 7 Incidents of the Day: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived from Montreal today, and is at the M.T. company’s elevator.
  46. British Whig December 9 1907 p.2 Marine News: ... From the beginning of navigation until Dec 5th, there were 135 lives lost on the lakes ... TWO COURT SITTINGS: The non-jury assizes of the high court will open on Thursday before Justice Britton, when the following case will come up: Alphus Turcotte, city, against John Evans and John Bell, city, for work done and material supplied in building the schooner ROBERT MacDONALD (sic – McDONALD) for $1,297. Referred to Arbitration.
  47. British Whig December 17 1907 p 2 Incidents of the Day: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, which arrived from Collin’s Bay, a few days ago, has been placed in winter quarters.
  48. British Whig April 14 1908 p. 5 Marine Notes: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD unloading coal at Soward’s. She left at seven o’clock, Monday morning, for Oswego, was loading there at three o’clock and is unloading here today.
  49. British Whig April 24 1908 p.8 Marine Notes: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD has arrived from Oswego with coal for Booth’s. This is her third trip this season.
  50. British Whig April 27 1908 p.4 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD is at Swift’s with coal from Oswego.
  51. British Whig April 28 1908 p.2 Marine Notes: The steamer ROBERT McDONALD cleared from Swift’s today, for Oswego with coal.
  52. British Whig May 1 1908 p.2 Marine Notes: Swift’s – steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, from Oswego, with coal.
  53. British Whig May 4 1908 p. 2 In Marine Circles: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD has arrived from Oswego with coal for Fisher’s Brewery, Portsmouth.
  54. British Whig May 5 1908 p2 Marine Notes: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD is at Sodus, loading coal for Swift’s.
  55. British Whig May 6 1908 p.2 Marine Notes: Swift’s: steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, from Sodus, coal.
  56. British Whig May 9 1908 p.2 MADE A WRONG DUMP: longshoremen were unloading coal from steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, when a bucket dumped part of a load back on deck. Page 8. Marine News: Swift’s: steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, from Sodus with coal.
  57. British Whig May 11 1908 p. 2 Marine News: Swift’s: steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, cleared for Sodus.
  58. British Whig May 14 1908 p.8 Marine Notes: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD has arrived from Oswego with coal for R. Crawford.
  59. British Whig May 15 1908 p. 3 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Sodus, to load coal for R. Crawford.
  60. British Whig May 18 1908 p.3 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD has arrived from Oswego, with coal for the penitentiary.
  61. British Whig May 19 1908 p. 2 Marine News THE RISING WATERS:- The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared from the penitentiary for Oswego.
  62. British Whig May 20 1908 p. 5 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived this afternoon with coal for R. Crawford.
  63. British Whig May 22 1908 p.6 In Marine Circles: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Crawford’s.
  64. British Whig May 23 1908 p.2 In Marine Circles: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, cleared for Oswego.
  65. British Whig May 25 1908 p.1 In Marine Circles: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD is at Soward’s, from Oswego, with coal.
  66. British Whig May 28 1908 p.8 In Marine Circles: Richardson’s: steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, cleared with feldspar, for Sodus.
  67. British Whig May 30 1908 p.7 Marine News: Richardson’s: steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived from Oswego with coal.
  68. British Whig June 1 1908 Marine News: Steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Oswego
  69. British Whig June 2 1908 p.2 Marine News: Steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived from Sodus with coal for Soward’s.
  70. British Whig June 4 1908 p. 4 Marine News: Steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived at Crawford’s this morning, from Oswego with coal.
  71. British Whig June 5 1908 p. 2 Marine Notes: Steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Oswego, to load coal.
  72. British Whig June 6 1908 p. 5 Marine Notes: Richardson’s: steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, arrived from Oswego with coal.
  73. British Whig June 15 1908 p.2 Marine News: Steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, arrived with coal for Folger’s.
  74. British Whig June 16 1908 p.2 Marine News: Richardson’s … steam barge ROBERT McDONALD is unloading feldspar for Charlotte.
  75. British Whig June 17 1908 p.2 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD loaded with feldspar, cleared for Sodus last night.
  76. British Whig June 20 1908 p.8 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared from the cotton mill for Oswego.
  77. British Whig June 25 1908 p.8 Marine Paragraphs: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD is loading feldspar at Richardson’s for Charlotte.
  78. British Whig June 26 1908 p.2 Marine Paragraphs: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Sodus.
  79. British Whig June 29 1908 p.2 Marine Notes: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD arrived from Oswego and is unloading coal at the cotton mill.
  80. British Whig July 3 1908 p.2 Marine Notes: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, from Oswego, is unloading coal at the cotton mill.
  81. British Whig July 7 1908 p.8 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Crawford’s.
  82. British Whig July 8 1908 p.1 Picton, July 8th --- Mayor Clapp has received the important announcement from Ottawa that a dredge will be here within ten days to commence dredging out the harbour. This has been much needed for two or three seasons. Mayor Clapp was by strange coincidence, responsible for the last dredging the harbour got…. Page 8 Marine Tidings: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD is loading feldspar at Richardson’s for Sodus.
  83. British Whig July 9 1908 p.2 Marine Notes: Owing to the rough weather the steam barge ROBERT McDONALD was unable to clear for Sodus with her cargo of feldspar. She will probably clear today.
  84. British Whig July 10 1908 p.2 Marine News: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Sodus.
  85. British Whig July 13 p.2 Marine Notes: At Crawford’s wharf: steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, from Sodus, coal.
  86. British Whig July 15 1908 p.4 Picton, July 15th…… The dredge KING EDWARD, tug TIM HEALY, and two scows are in the harbour to dredge the channel and about the wharves. The KING EDWARD will remain in port all summer, and likely stay the winter for repairs…. Page 8. Marine Items: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD cleared for Sacketts Harbour and will load coal for Crawford’s off the wrecked ACACIA.
  87. British Whig July 17 1908 p.5 STEAMBARGE BURNED: On Friday afternoon, the crew of the steam barge ROBEFRT McDONALD arrived here on the steamer PIERREPONT, from Cape Vincent, and brought the news of the destruction by fire of their vessel. It seems that on Thursday afternoon, while working on the wrecked schooner ACACIA, near Sackett’s Harbour, unloading its cargo, she got a line in her wheel and drifted ashore. Some of her pipes bursted. She caught fire, and the stern section was badly burned. There were 100 tons of coal in her that had been removed from the schooner ACACIA. The burned steamer had fire insurance, but no marine insurance. It is understood that she has been abandoned. The remaining members of the ACACIA’s crew, including Capt. Simmons, came home with the steam barge ROBERT McDONALD’s crew. The burned vessel was owned by John Gould, of Kingston. Marine Notes: The steam barge ROBERT McDONALD is the second Kingston vessel to be wrecked near Sackett’s Harbour within ten days. Is the spot unlucky, or is the schooner ACACIA the hoodoo?
  88. British Whig July 20 1908 p.4 Marine Notes: HAVE ONLY $1,500 Insurance:- John Eves and James H. Bell, owners of the steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, burned and wrecked near Sacketts Harbour on Thursday last, called at the Whig this morning to give the correct details of the catastrophe. They say that the vessel first caught fire, and in order to try and save her, they ran her ashore. The blaze is thought to have originated from the upsetting of a small cook stove in the cabin portion. This could be caused by the rolling of the vessel as the sea was very high. The McDONALD was so badly burned about the stern that she had been abandoned. It would cost too much to float her, and it also wouldn’t pay to remove her machinery. The vessel was made into a steam barge only last fall, and was worth $6,500. There is a fire insurance of $1,500 upon her, but no marine insurance. The owners lose heavily by the catastrophe.
  89. British Whig July 28 1908 p.8 Marine Notes: Charles Joyner, Oswego, started work today to take the coal off the burned steam barge ROBERT McDONALD and try to get her to shore to be repaired.
  90. British Whig July 29, 1908 p.5 :- The hull of the steam barge ROBERT McDONALD which took fire and burned to the water’s edge off Bull Rock, on Pillar Point shore recently, and was abandoned, has been pumped out and the tug PHELPS towed the hull into Chaumont, N.Y.
  91. British Whig September 12 1908 p.3 Card of Thanks – Mr. John Eves desires to thank Mr. Thos. Mills, of the Anglo-American Insurance Co. for the promptness in which they paid his insurance for damage done by fire to the steambarge ROBERT McDONALD.
  92. British Whig September 21 1908 p.2 Marine News: It is reported in marine circles that Eves Bros., who owned the steam barge ROBERT McDONALD, are endeavouring to make a deal for the purchase of the schooner LIZZIE METZNER. The METZNER is laid up at Portsmouth. Page 8, The Day’s Episodes – The schooner LIZZIE METZNER, owned by Capt. Daraw, has been sold to Messrs. Eves & Bell, who lost their steam barge ROBERT McDONALD by fire some time ago. The machinery of the McDONALD will be erected in the METZNER, which will be made a steam barge.
  93. British Whig February 8 1912 p. 8 ((((?)))) -- sic 1909? BOUGHT A STEAMBARGE: Capt. I.B. Folger bought steam barge ROBERT McDONALD from Capt. John Eves of Amhearst Island. It went ashore at Chaumont Bay last summer.
  94. ADDENDUM

  95. Daily News July 18, 1873 NOTICE: Take Notice that all persons are hereby forbidden to purchase any interest whatever, that Robert McDonald or James McDonald Hyatt, may have or pretend to have in the Schooner GAZELLE, as the same is claimed by the Creditors of J.R. trumpour, an insolvent, and is now the subject of litigation. Duncan McFarlane, Assignee of the Estate and effects of J.R. Trumpour, an insolvent, by Bell & Bell, his solicitors. Dated at Belleville, this 16th of July 1873.

References and source notes

(2) Great Lakes Maritime DataBase; Google ROBERT McDONALD, schooner. University of Michigan Library. From David Swayze Shipwreck DataBase, Canadian Registers, and C. Patrick Labadie.
(3) Inland Lloyds Lake Vessel Register, Canadian Hulls, 1897, Page 40.
(4) The Great Lakes Shipwreck File: Total Losses of Great Lakes Ships 1679-1999. By Dave Swayze © David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, Michigan.
(5-6) Extracts from Naval Marine ARchive databases
(7) C.H.J. Snider Schooner Days index, Naval Marine Archive.
(8-100) Many of the contemporary newspaper cuttings can be found at Maritime History of the Great Lakes, Newspaper Transcriptons

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