Northern Shipbuilding, Bronte ON

Most recent update: February 11, 2015.


Northern Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Ltd., was started in 1945, by John A. McCleary, sold to Harry D. Greb in 1947 and closed in 1954.  The shipyard was located at 2508 Lakeshore Road West, in Bronte: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, in which the boats are listed first by year built and then by Official Number, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition

Built by John McLeary

  174980 F. T. James   Fish Tug 19 1945 Active
  174981 Donna 1st   Fish Tug 19 1945 Inactive
  176055 Sherry II   Fish Tug 98 1945 Now Just N Case
  176534 Red Rock   Tug 8 1945 Active
  176537 Sutherland Brothers   Tug 8 1945 Inactive
  177313 Paddy N.   Tug 10 1945 Active
  179140 Brompton Dorothy   Tug 11 1945 Now J-Mar-Lynn
  138149 Coranet II   Fish Tug 99 1946 Now Bessie Ann II
  138150 Raymarbev   Fish Tug 98 1946 Now Amanda May
  156867 Dee & Bee   Fish Tug 89 1946 Now Carol Ann II
  177627 J. G. Fleck   Tug 27 1946 Now Iroquois
  177636 Peerless II B-A Oil Co. Tanker 59 1946 Still active as a cruise boat in Muskoka ON
  178693 James B   Fish Tug   1946 Inactive
  190232 Rosalee D   Fish Tug 22 1946 Active
  193644 J.P.P. Motor Boat No. 4   Tug 7 1946 Active
  178700 Erie Cove   Fish Tug   1947 Later Wavey II
  178925 Abitibi II   Patrol Boat 14 1947 Now Charlinda
  179200 Pin Rouge   Tug   1947 Inactive
  190355 J. P. Siddall   Fish Tug 24 1947 Active

Built by Harry Greb

  190370 Bronte Bess   Tug 10 1948 Now T-Mac
  190378 Bronte Sue   Tug 10 1948 Now Judge McCombs
  190036 Hydro Maid   Tug   1949 Inactive
  190864 Hydro Lass   Tug   1949 Inactive
  192755 Parry Sound Canadian Coast Guard Tender 26 1950 Sold, still active
  193608 Samson II   Tug 14 1950 Active
  179661 Barnabe   Tug   1951 Inactive
  179663 Tarrant   Tug   1951 Inactive
  193618 Deschenes   Tug 13 1951 Active
  195703 Ted   Tug 13 1953 Now Baby-Dan
  C22639ON   Lake of the Woods Freight Tug 10   Active
  C02094ON   Harold Michon Fishing 13   Active