Patrick Beatson

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Patrick Beatson (March 21, 1758 – December 4, 1800) was a Scottish born mariner who became a ship’s captain and, subsequently, a shipbuilder and ship owner.

Beatson was involve in the annual Atlantic convoys from London to Quebec for a number of years. It is possible that during the period from 1781 to 1793, he also spent a number of years learning shipbuilding in a Scottish shipyard, but positive documentation of this is not available.

In 1793, Beatson left the sea and took up residence in Quebec City at the foot of Cap Diamant. He leased a shipyard in that area and became busy in the ship building industry.

Patrick Beatson operated the first important commercial shipyard in Quebec.

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