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The schooner Bermuda (1868)

1. General

Port of Picton Registry, Number : 27

Name: BERMUDAType: Schooner
Official Number: 72701Tons (Reg.) 160
Tons (gross): 160Tons (net): 115
Where Built: SophiasburgPort of Registry / Hail: Picton
Build Year: 1868Value:
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 inchesMasts: Two
Stern: SquareBowsprit: Standing
How Built: CarvelHow Rigged: Schooner
Figure-head: None Decks: One

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


  1. 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"


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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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