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The schooner Red Rover (1856)


Port of Picton Registry, Number 9 for 1863

Name: RED ROVERType: Schooner
Official Number: Tons: 51
Where Built: BathWhere she belongs: Picton
Build Year: 1856Value:
Builders name & date of certificate: Left the Province, could not be obtained
Master’s Name: S.Byrnes
Length: 60 feetBreadth: 19 feet
Depth of Hold: 6 feetMasts: Two
Stern: SquareBowsprit: Standing
How Built: CarvelHow Rigged: Fore & Aft
Figure-head: NoneDecks: One
Subscribing Owners: Daniel S. Murney of Marysburg a trader sole owner


Surveyed by : J. McCarroll, Surveyor of Cusoms, Toronto.

Prince Edward

Schooner Prince Edward

See also the entry for the schooner Red Rover in our ships Database.

Notes and newspaper transcriptions

  1. The schooner Red Rover was chronologally the ninth vessel registered in Prince Edward County, but the Registry is clear as "No 1 for 1867."
  2. The early history of this schooner is elusive.
  3. The Red Rover apparently underwent "major repairs" in 1863. Ownership after that is found in the Registry : Daniel S. Murney of Marysburg, trader, sole owner ; mortgaged to George White of Marysburg dated 7 Aug. 1864 ; who sold to Isaac Noble, wood merchant of Kingston, dated 9 June 1865 ; who sold to Wm. Ryan of Wolfe Island dated 8 Jan. 1866 ; who sold to David Grey of Kingston 2 July 1867. On the very same day the Regstry goes through a number of contracts, suggesting they could have been finalized in the preceding weeks, ending up with Thomas Dunn, grocer, and John Dunn, inn-keeper, both of Kingston as being co-owners with 32 shares each..
  4. Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1868 : A Loaded Schooner Without a Crew – sch. Red Rover found off Presque Isle by sch. Marie Annette, loaded with cordwood but no sign of crew.


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

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