The steam yacht Geraldine (1888)


Official Number: 80959Tons: 18
Where Built: PictonPort of Registry / Hail:
Build Year: 1888Value:
Built By: H. Stanton
Master’s Name: T.H. Lawry, Hamilton, Ontario.
Length: 54 feetBreadth: 9 feet
Depth of Hold: 4 feetMasts:
Renamed: VERGEY
Final Disposition: Removed from Register.



See also the entry for the steam yacht Geraldine in our ships Database.

Newspaper transcriptions

  1. British Whig, Kingston. June 18, 1888 p. 8 Marine Paragraphs: The GERALDINE is the name of A. Soby’s new steam yacht, Picton.
  2. British Whig August 15, 1889 p. 1 Marine Intelligence: Arrival of a steam yacht: GERALDINE from Perth, owned by Peter McLaren, bought from Mr. Laurie of Hamilton
  3. British Whig September 1, 1899 p. 6 Marine Notes: Hon. Peter McLaren’s yacht, GERALDINE, left this afternoon for Perth.
  4. Renamed VERGEY, Canada, in 1898. Official Number possibly C80959? Taken from the Herman Runge list, supplied by Mr. W. McNeil of Toronto, as a contribution to the Maritime History of the Great Lakes.

References and source notes

(2-4) Newspaper transcriptions donated by Mr. R. Neilson.

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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