Prince of the Seas, 1853-?
The Prince of the Seas was a square-rigged sailing merchant-vessel built in Saint John, NB, by James Smith in 1853; it was 59 m long and 11 m wide.1
In Booth, James to Fortescue, 1st Baron Carlingford Chichester 23 May 1861, CO 305:18, no. 4093, 292, from May 23 1861, Booth writes on behalf of the Privy Council for Trade to report that stores for the use of the Lighthouses at Vancouvers Island will be sent aboard the Prince of the Seas, which, according to Booth, sailed from London on May 20th. The same document lists said supplies for both the Race Rocks and Fisgard lighthouses.
The 27 December 1861 edition of Victoria's Daily British Colonist newspaper announces the arrival of Prince of the Seas and lists its goods from London, which include English Drugs and English Chemicals, Pilot Jackets, Oil Paintings, and Bandannas.2
  • 1. David R. MacGregor, Merchant Sailing Ships, 1850-1875 (London: Conway Maritime Press Ltd., 1984), 47.
  • 2. Now Landing, Daily British Colonist, (Victoria) 27 December 1861, 1.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents