The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alma (Schooner), 1858


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FOLIO I
Register Number 70
Name: ALMA ex WILLIAM FORD
Description: Schooner
Where she belongs: Kingston
Tons :210
When Built: 1853
Where Built: Garden Island
Present Master: Robert Abbey
Builders Name & Date of Certificate: H. Roney & D.D. Calvin, 23/4/1855
Description of Vessel:-
      Length: 106 feet & 7/10th.
      Breadth: 20 feet & 8/10th.
      Depth of hold: 9 feet & 6/10th.
      Masts: two
      Square or round stern: Round
      Carvel or Clinker Built: Carvel
      Standing or Running Bowsprit: Standing
      How rigged: Schooner
      Figure-Head: none
      Decks: One, no galleries
Subscribing owners: William Ford the younger sole owner sells in complicated arrangements and vessel was seized by Sheriff in Oct. 1858, 32 shares acquired by Edward McAndle of St. Catharines
      Port of Kingston Shipping Registers
      1846 to 1874
     


      GREAT SALE
      STEAMERS, -- SCHOONERS, -- BARGES.
      The subscriber will sell at Public Auction, in the City of Kingston
      On THURSDAY I2th. of APRIL next.
      (at noon, if not previously disposed of by private sale, the whole of their stock of Steamers, Schooners, Barges, viz.-)
      STEAMERS
Steamer "TRAVELLER" double beam engine, 9I horse-power.
Steamer "CITY OF T0RONTO" double beam engine, 100 horse-power.
Steamer "CANADA no. 1" Horizontal engine, 65 horse-power.
Steamer "CHARLEVOIX" single beam engine, 65 horse-power.
Steamer "GILDERSLEEVE" single beam engine, 65 horse-power.
Steamer "AMERICA" single beam engine, 66 horse power.
Steamer "SIR CHARLES NAPIER"single beam engine, 75 horse-power.
The whole of the above steamers have been employed as tugs, and are well known to the trade.
The steamers "NAPIER" and "GILDERSLEEVE" are powerful tugs, and would answer as passenger steamers, their cabins being still in good order.
      SCHOONERS
Schooner "ORION " built in I853; capacity 2,500 barrels of Flour, is one of the fastest sailers on the Lakes, and is fore-and-aft rigged -- well found.
Schooner WILLIAM FORD " built in 1853; capacity 3,000 barrels of Flour; square rigged forward, and is well found.
      BARGES
Barge "GLASGOW" capacity 2,000 barrels of Flour.
Barge "CAROLINE." capacity 2,000 barrels of Flour.
Barge "SOLVAILLE" capacity 2,500 barrels of Flour.
      FOR CHARTER TILL THE FIRST OF APRIL, BY TENDER
Steamer "STAR" 45 horse-power, low pressure beam engine, cylinder 31inches, stroke 8 feet; has cabin on main deck, well adapted for day trips.
Steamer "CANADA no. 2" 45 horse-power, low pressure beam engine. She is a good tug, suitable for tugging about the harbor of Quebec, or elsewhere.
      Terms of sale -- liberal. Apply to Thomas Maxwell & Co. or to
      R. Jackson, Auctioneer
      Toronto Globe
      March 6, 1855


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ex WILLIAM FORD
Date of Original:
1858
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Local identifier:
McN.R.1108
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alma (Schooner), 1858