The Paddle Wheel Steamer PICTON (1870)
Port of Picton Registry, Number : 35 of 1870
|Name: PICTON||Type: Paddle Wheel Steamer|
|Official Number:||Tons (register): 490.53|
|Tons (gross): 801||Tons (net):|
|Where Built: Mill Point||Port of Registry / Hail: Picton|
|Build Year: 1870||Value:|
|Builder’s Name & Date of Certification: W. Yeoman, August 1, 1870|
|Master’s Name: E. Smith||Subscribing 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 feet||Masts: None|
|Stern: Square||Bowsprit: None|
|How Built: Carvel||How Rigged: Not rigged|
|Figure-head: None||Decks: three|
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See also the entry for the Paddle Wheel Steamer Picton in our ships Database.
- Carried to new Book.
- 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:
- 3 August 1870, registered Picton, ONT; cost $45,000; ran Trenton-Belleville and Montreal, QUE.
- 1877 Readmeasured 490.53 net tons; rebuilt with upper deck cabins; ran Toronto-Port Dalhousie, ONT.
- 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