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

The Paddle Wheel Steamer PICTON (1870)

1. General

Port of Picton Registry, Number : 35 of 1870

Name: PICTON Type: Paddle Wheel Steamer
Official Number: Tons (register): 490.53
Tons (gross): 801Tons (net):
Where Built: Mill PointPort of Registry / Hail: Picton
Build Year: 1870Value:
Builder’s Name & Date of Certification: W. Yeoman, August 1, 1870
Master’s Name: E. SmithSubscribing Owners: James McQuaig, sold to Bay of Quinte & St. Lawrence Steam Navigation Company, dated April 2, 1872
Length; 158 feet Breadth; 26 feet
Depth of Hold: 8 feetMasts: None
Stern: SquareBowsprit: None
How Built: CarvelHow Rigged: Not rigged
Figure-head: NoneDecks: three


See also the entry for the Paddle Wheel Steamer Picton in our ships Database.

  1. Carried to new Book.
  2. From the Book of Transactions: PICTON: WRECKED AT RONDEAU POINT, SEPTEMBER 1882, REGISTER CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 1882. NEW MEASUREMENTS: 490.53 Tons Reg. 801 Tons Gross.

Newspaper and other transcriptions:

  1. 3 August 1870, registered Picton, ONT; cost $45,000; ran Trenton-Belleville and Montreal, QUE.
  2. 1877 Readmeasured 490.53 net tons; rebuilt with upper deck cabins; ran Toronto-Port Dalhousie, ONT.
  3. September 1882, wrecked Lake Erie; slated to run Owen Sound-Soo; wrecked enroute.

References and source notes:

(1) Picton Register
(4,5) 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