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, a more detailed history of Hepburn shipping in Prince Edward County, a more general look at various merchant ships worldwide, and our Quinte (Lake Ontario) regional page.
The following list is by alphabetical name of the ship:
PICTON (Schooner) - Oswego Daily Times press report of a bad weather incident, 1879.
PICTON (Schooner) - Syracuse Herald press report of her loss, 1900.
PICTON (Schooner) - Belleville Intelligencer press report of her loss, 3 July 1900.
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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