The schooner Pacific (1852)
Port of Picton Registry, Number 49 :
|Name: PACIFIC||Type: Schooner|
|Official Number: 71203||Tons: 295|
|Where Built: Sophiasburg ||Where she belongs: Picton|
|Build Year: 1874||Value: |
|Builder’s Name & Date of Certificate: John Tait, June 1874 |
|Master’s Name: John Ewart|
|Length: 136 feet||Breadth: 25 feet & 67?/10ths?|
|Depth of Hold: 10 feet & 5/10ths||Masts: Three|
|Stern: Square||Bowsprit: Standing|
| How Built: Carvel||How Rigged: Fore & Aft|
|Figure-head: None||Decks: One|
|Subscribing Owners: Chas. Wilson, Solomon & Jacob Collier, joint owners. Sold a half share to H.B. Rathbun of Mill Point, dated December 16, 1874.|
From New Registry Book: WRECKED AT SEA ON HER PASSAGE FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA TO DUBLIN, IRELAND. LAT. N. 48 deg., 15”. Lon. W.44 deg. ON DECEMBER 14, 1876. CREW OF 9 ALL SAVED. VESSEL INSURED FOR $15,000. CARGO INSURED FOR $1,800.
REGISTER CLOSED ON MARCH 24, 1877.
See also the entry for the schooner Pacific in our ships Database.
- 1874, Jul 13 Registered Picton, ONT. 1874, Dec 16 Added owner H.B. Rathburn, Mill Point, ONT. 1875, Jul 11 Owned John Ewart, Richard Kinch & Robert Mulholland, Coburg, ONT; left Chicago for Queenstown with bone dust; traveled Belleville, Cork, Ireland, England, Russia, Prussia, Belfast & West Indies. 1876, Dec 14 Wrecked Atlantic Ocean.
- Oswego Daily Palladium, Friday, July 3, 1875. A new schooner, named Pacific, was launched from Wilson & Company’s yard at Picton Wednesday. She is of 450 tons capacity and is owned by Cobourg parties.
- Built John Tait, Roblin's Cove in 1874 of Sophiasburg white oak. Immediately sold to Capt. James Ewart of Coburg, who added new pine lumber ceilings (bone protection) which sold in Liverpool for more than the bones ("nice profit".)
References and source notes
(2) C. Patrick Labadie, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
(3) R. Palmer, Oswego.
(4) Naval Marine Archive, Willis Metcalfe fonds