The schooner Picton (1867)

The Intelligencer, Belleville, 3 July 1900

Drowned in Lake Ontario - Seven Belleville people find a watery grave on Sauturday morning last. The schooner Picton, Captain Jonn Sidley, with a crew of seven souls, foundered about twenty-five miles out from Charlotte - story of a witness of the wreck. [see press report]. Crew were Capt. John Sidley (about 50 years of age), Vesley Sidley (about 11 years of age), Frank Smith (mate), Walter Dunn (helper, about 22 years old), William Bly (helper, same age), William Cole (crew member, about 30 years of age) and Barney Ayres (cook), all of Belleville.

Intelligencer, Belleville, 3 July 1900 (Metcale fonds)


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