Naval Marine Archive - The Canadian Collection
Library Catalogue Ships database Research Collections Bibliography About us Donate

The barge India (1855)

1. General

Port of Picton Registry, Number 7 of 1861

Name: INDIAType: Barge
Official Number:
Tons (gross): 117.8Tons (net):
Where Built: QuebecPort of Registry / Hail: Picton
Build Year: 7 October 1861Value:
Builder’s Name & Date of Certification: Jean Lacombe
Master’s Name: R. McClement
Length: I25 feet & 4/10ths.Breadth: 19 feet & 8/10ths.
Depth of Hold: 6 feet & 1/10th.Masts: None
Stern: RoundBowsprit: Nil
How Built: CarvelHow Rigged: Not
Figure-head: NoneDecks: One
Subscribing owners: Paul Findley McCuaig, a forwarder, sole owner

See also the entry for the barge India in our ships Database.




Mortgaged to Andrew Thompson a Banker of Belleville on March 11th. 1862, for $ 900

Newspaper and other transcriptions

  1. Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1862 : We have, also, the Bay of Quinte Line, John F. McCuaig, Agent. It consists of the steamers St. Lawrence and Indian, and barge India. The capacity of the steamers is 3400 barrels of flour, and of the barge 9000 bushels of wheat.

References and source notes

(3) Many of the contemporary newspaper cuttings can be found at Maritime History of the Great Lakes, Newspaper Transcriptons


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.

Back to the regional search index.

Back to the top of this page.

Source notes are listed at the end of the data.


Naval Marine ArchiveThe Canadian Collection
205 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K2T0, Canada
Telephone: 1 613 476 1177
E-mail: for comments, queries and suggestions.

Copyright © 2024
Naval Marine Archive
The Canadian Collection

Revised: 8 March 2022