Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Picton (Steamboat), aground, 22 Aug 1882
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Morpeth, Sept. 21. -- The steamer PICTON came ashore on Rondeau Point last night. It was so dark they could not see the shore.
Rondeau, Sept. 21. -- A side-wheel steamer ran ashore last night about four miles east of the lighthouse. As seen through the glass her paddle-box was smashed and hull appeared cracked in two, and she is likely to become a total wreck. Could not ascertain her name.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, September, 1882

WRECK OF THE "PICTON." -- The accident to the PICTON, by running ashore at Rondeau Point, which we mentioned last week, seems to have occurred as Captain Dunn reports, from the compass being astray. She is a total wreck, having since broken up. Most of the cargo which was for merchants here, has been saved, Now that she is gone, it is reported that she, too, was starting to run without a proper certificate -- Inspector Risley refusing to commision her for Georgian Bay without submitting to another examination by a competent man, and she started off without it.-- Times.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday October 6, 1882

Kingston, Oct. 5. -- Capt. Donnelly, Superintendent of the Dominion Wrecking Company, has received a telegram from C.S. Wilson of Picton asking if the engine, boiler, shafts, anchors, cables and other materials of the steamer PICTON [wrecked at Rondeau Point] can be taken to St. catharines. Capt. Donnelly declined the contract, which promises to be so expensiv and attended by so much danger.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2., October 1882

PICTON Paddle wheel steamer. Built Mill Point, Ont., 1870 of 801 tons. 158 x 26 x 8. Wrecked Rondeau, Ont., August 22, 1882
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steamships
      (Coastal & Inland) 1809 to 1930

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
William R. McNeil
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Picton (Steamboat), aground, 22 Aug 1882