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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, other ship registries, contemporary newspaper reporting, published books and journals, and 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:

ABERDEEN (Steam barge of 181 tons) built 1894.
ALBERTA (Propeller of 125 tons, Picton Registry # 1-1876), built Picton 1876.
ALEXANDRIA (Steam paddle of 863 tons), 1884, Picton Re-registry no 5 of 1901, A.W. Heburn.
ANNA MARIA (Schooner of 59 tons, Picton Registry # 3)
ANNIE FALCONER (Schooner of 197 tons, Kingston Registry # 2 of 1867), operated in Quinte waters.
ARMENIA (Steam/Screw of 84 tons, Picton Registry # 6 6-1894)
BELLE CASE (Schooner of 37 tons, Picton Registry # 12)
BERMUDA (Schooner of 160 tons, Picton Registry # 27)
BRITISH QUEEN (Schooner of 117 tons, Picton Registry # 10)
C. GEARING (Schooner of 106 tons, Picton Registry # 32)
CATARACT, (Schooner of 193 tons, Picton Registry # 4-1875), built Picton 1874.
CRUSOE (Propeller of 24 tons, Picton Registry # 30)
DAVID ANDREWS (Schooner barge of 160 tons) built South Bay 1872.
DELAWARE ex-David Andrews re-built Oswego 1880.
DOMINION (Schooner of 76 tons, Picton Registry # 24)
EMPRESS OF INDIA (Paddlewheel of 579 tons, Picton Registry, renamed the Argyle 1899)
FLORA EMMA (Schooner of 154 tons, Picton Registry # 40), built Picton 1872.
FLORA JANE (Schooner of 91 tons, Picton Registry # 16)
FREDERICA (Schooner of --- tons, Picton Registry # 1-1880 ), probably built Picton, 1880.
FRONTENAC (Schooner of 138 tons, Picton Registry # 5 of )
GERALDINE (Steam screw of 18 tons), built Picton, 1888.
GERONIA (Steamer of 2105 tons), A.W. Hepburn, Ontario and Quebec Navigation Co., 1911.
H.J. JONES (Schooner of 74 tons, Picton Registry # 6 of 1862)
H.N. TODMAN (Schooner of 135 tons, Picton Registry # 19)
HEATHER BELLE (Schooner of 144 tons, Picton Registry # 28), built Picton 1868.
HURON (Schooner of 234 tons, Picton Registry # 48), built South Marysburgh, 1874.
India (Barge of 117 tons, Picton Registry # 7 of 1861)>
INDIAN (Scow of 20 tons, Picton Registry # 18)
J. WALTERS (Schooner of 176 tons, Picton Registry # 50), built Picton 1874.
J.N. CARTER*** (Schooner of 187 tons, Picton Registry # 2-1875), built Picton 1875.
J.W. LANGMUIR (Schooner of 116 tons, Picton Registry # 13), rebuilt Picton 1865, ex-PRINCE OF WALES (1842), HANNAH (1844)
JESSIE MCDONALD (Schooner of 84 tons, Picton Registry # 14)
JOHN WESLEY (Schooner of 40 tons, Picton Registry # 31)
LLOYD S. PORTER (Steambarge of 488 tons, Picton Registry # 2 of 1901) - part of the Hepburn Fleet
MAGGIE HUNTER (schooner, ex-John S. Clark) - lost near Main Duck, September 1876.
MAPLE LEAF (Schooner of 114 tons, Picton Registry # 20), built Picton 1867.
MARY GORMLEY (Schooner of 68 tons, Picton Registry # 11) - ex-DAN WILLIAMS.
MARYSBURG (Schooner of 150 tons, Picton Registry # 34)
Morning Star (Schooner of 64 tons, Picton Registry # 29)
NEW DOMINION (Schooner of 220 tons, Picton Registry # 23)
Newcastle (Schooner of 75 tons, Picton Registry # 33)
NIAGARA (Schooner of 220 tons, Picton Registry # 43) - this schooner was built by Tait.
NIAGARA (steamer), ex-Druid - the is the passenger steamer operated by A.W. Hepburn interests.
NORWAY (3-masted schooner), foundered, recovered at Main Duck, November 1880
OCEAN WAVE (Schooner of 95 tons, Picton Registry # 26)
OLIVE BRANCH (Schooner of 121 tons, Picton Registry # 38)
Ontario (Schooner of 79 tons, Picton Registry # 25)
ORION (Schooner of 166 tons, Picton Registry # 4)
PACIFIC (Schooner of 295 tons, Picton Registry # 49), built Roblin's Cove, 1874.
PHOENIX (Schooner of 121 tons, Picton Registry # 2), built Athol, Prince Edward County, 1852.
PICTON (Schooner of 160 tons, Picton Registry # 21), built Picton, 1867. Detailed file.
    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.
PICTON (Steamer of 490 tons, Picton Registry # 35)
PRIMROSE (Schooner of 29 tons, Picton Registry # 1) - the first vessel to be formally registered in Prince Edward County, Ontario.
PRINCE EDWARD (Schooner of 123 tons, Picton Registry # 17)
QUAIL (Steamer of 34 tons, Picton Registry # 36)
RAINBOW (Schooner of 45 tons, Picton Registry # 15), built Picton, 1866.
RED ROVER (Schooner of 51 tons, Picton Registry # 9)
RICKARTON (Schooner-barge of 1114 tons), Picton Registry no. 3 of 1912.
ROB ROY (Schooner-barge of 341 tons, Picton Registry), built Picton 1897.
ROBERT McDONALD (Schooner-barge of 52 tons, Picton Registry), re-built from the PARTHENON, Picton 1890.
S. & A. Collier (Schooner of 150 tons, Picton Registry # 39)
SHANNON ex-GREENWAY (Steamer of 39 tons, Picton Registry # 47 of 1874s
SPEEDWELL (Schooner of 181 tons, Picton Registry # 3-1875)
St. Clair*** (Schooner of 142 tons, Picton Registry # 1-1875)
STARLING (Schooner of 198 tons, Picton Registry # 41)
Twilight (Schooner of 173 tons, Picton Registry # 42)
Utica*** (Propeller of 39 tons, Picton Registry # 1-1875?)
WILEY M. EGAN (bulk freighter, Picton Registry # 1 of 1912) - part of the Hepburn Fleet.
William Elgin (Schooner of 156 tons, Picton Registry # 37)

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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The research and preparation of many of these sheets was carried out by K.C. We extend our thanks to him.

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