GOLD HUNTER (1862, Schooner)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black Creek, Marysburgh Township, ONT
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
John Tait
Original Owner and Location:
Solomon & David Sylvester et. al., Toronto, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
James Heckman & David A. Gates.
Tonnage (old style):
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Ghegheto Island near Wiarton, Ontario, Fishing Islands.
Lake Huron.
14 Oct 1890
Final Cargo:
Cedar logs.
Struck a shoal & wrecked while attempting to make through the channel to open lake. 1901, Dec 31 Registry closed.

1862, Oct 15 Registered Picton, ONT; hull built by William Dulmage; finished by John Tait.

1864 Owned Jackson & Hume, Milford, ONT.

1866, May Aground Fighting Island, Detroit River.

1866, Aug Damaged sails, Lake Erie.

1867, Aug 29 Aground Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1871, Nov 15 Ashore Cape Smith near Lonely Island near heavy cargo; released by gunboat PRINCE ALFRED; caught in storm in towing her back; cut loose & went ashore Cabot's Head; crew reached Owen Sound after great deprivation.

1872 Rebuilt; owned Sylvester et. al.; 219 tons.

1874 Registered Picton; owned James H. Hickman, Toronto; 114.9 x 25 x 10.

1877, Aug 26 Ashore with lumber Bar Point.

1885, Mar 12 Owned Joseph Jackson, Toronto, ONT.

1886 Registered Picton, owned Solomon Sylvester, Toronto; 114 x 25 x 10.2

1888, Jul 10 Owned Mary Ann Mcleod.

1889, Fall Ashore west side Bruce Peninsula.

1890, Oct 14 Wrecked Lake Huron.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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GOLD HUNTER (1862, Schooner)