Named for mayor of Port Robinson.

Site Description #

  • Schooner

Chronological History #

  • 1857, Jul 2 Launched Port Robinson, ON
  • 1858 Sailed Lake Ontario for Liverpool, UK
  • 1860, May 26 Departed from Wallaceburg for Europe with oak, walnut, flour, pork, and peas.
  • 1862, Aug Damaged in gale on Lake Erie.
  • 1863, Oct 20 Reported sunk in a collision with bark CONSTITUTION off Pt. Pelee On

Canadian Registry – Archives Canada #

Item: 16794: E.S. ADAMS #

Name of Ship: E.S. ADAMS

  • Year of Registration: 1858
  • Type of Ship: Wooden Schooner
  • Port of Registry: Montreal, Quebec
  • Where Built: Port Robinson, Ontario
  • Gross Tonnage: 341
  • Net Tonnage: 323
  • Remarks: Lost Registry closed March 5, 1866
  • Official Number: 33502
  • Reference: 1388|42
  • Volume:
  • 388

Other Reference:

Old VolumePagesMicrofilm Reel #See Volume No.
17721C-2466

Item Number: 16794

Various Historical Articles #

Bark E.S. ADAMS, cargo wheat, sunk by collision with Bark CONSTITUTION, five miles east of Point Au Pelee. Total Loss 
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser 
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864 

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      THE DROWNED SAILOR. – The name of the sailor lost overboard from the bark E.S. ADAMS, which was sunk by collision with the bark CONSTITUTION, was Nelson Hill. His place of residence or other particulars we did not ascertain. – Detroit Free Press. 
      Buffalo Daily Courier 
      Saturday, October 24, 1863 

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Schooner E.S. ADAMS, sunk by collision with the bark CONSTITUTION near Point au Pelee. Capt. H. Neelon 
      Toronto Globe 
      October 24, 1863 

Barkentine E.S. ADAMS, (c) of 407 tons. Built Port Robinson 1857 by J. & J. Abbey. Owned by Norris & Neelon. Home port, St. Catharines. Value $12,500. Class A 2. 
      Board of Lake Underwriters 
      Marine Register for 1863 

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