The schooner Bermuda (1868)
Port of Picton Registry, Number : 27
|Name: BERMUDA||Type: Schooner|
|Official Number: 72701||Tons (Reg.) 160|
|Tons (gross): 160||Tons (net): 115|
|Where Built: Sophiasburg||Port of Registry / Hail: Picton|
|Build Year: 1868||Value: |
|Builder’s Name & Date of Certification: John Tait, June 30, 1868|
|Master’s Name: Wm. Hume ||Subscribing Owners: James Hume, sole owner.|
|Length; 96 feet ||Breadth; 22 feet & 10 inches (above)|
|Depth of Hold: 8 feet & 2 inches||Masts: Two|
|Stern: Square||Bowsprit: Standing|
|How Built: Carvel||How Rigged: Schooner|
|Figure-head: None ||Decks: One|
See also the entry for the schooner Bermuda in our ships Database.
- Note: Lake Vessel Register, 1869, p. 5, has "BERMUDA, tonnage 160; built by Harrington, Roblin's Mills 1868; supposed owners, Wilson, Picton; approximate value $8,000; Class Æ"
- TRANSFERRED TO PORT OF WHITBY, AUGUST 19, 1875
1868, Jun 30: owned by C.S. Wilson and Collier Bros.; registered Picton, ONT.
1871: owned by James C. Hume.
1872, February 12: owned by J.C. Hume & J.H.G. Hagerty.
1873, March 28: sold to Clarkson and Hagerty, Toronto.
1875, August 19: transferred to Whitby, owned by J. Blow, et al.
1878: owned by James D. Grey, Oshawa, registered Whitby.
1880, November 6: ashore Port Granby; Capt. Abner Hicks. John Allen, part owner.
1881, June 10: Certificate lost with vessel, cancelled.
1881, September 9: Certificate found and returned to Ministry of Marine.
Newspaper and other transcriptions
- Willis Metcalfe, Canavas and Steam, p. 74 Schooner Bermuda was built of Sophiasburgh oak, by John Tait at Roblin's Cove, Longreach, [Prince Edward County] for C.S. Wilson and Collier Brothers., 1868. According to the 'Ontario Reformer' of November 12th, 1880, the BERMUDA was grounded intentionally, when a serious leak was discovered in her hold. At the same time she was stripped of her mainsail as she rounded High Bluff, 1 ¼ miles west of Port Granby. The beaching of the BERMUDA took place in a very rocky exposed area on November 9th, 1880, resulting in a quick breakup of the vessel. Captain Abner Hicks of South Bay was her master.
- References to the schooner Bermuda appear in C.H.J Snider's work:
Schooner Days CCLXVI (266) Thirty-Eight Christenings For One Prince Edward Lady, 14 Nov 1936
Schooner Days CCCCLVIII (458) Twilight And Speedwell, 2 Nov 1940
References and source notes
(4) C.H.J. Snider Schooner Days index, Naval Marine Archive.