Davie Brothers Ltd., LÚvis QC

(later Industries A. C. Davie)

Most recent update: February 7, 2015.


Allison Davie was an English master mariner who, in 1832, in partnership with his father-in-law, George Taylor, started a shipyard in LÚvis.  After the founders' deaths, Davie's sons, Allison and George T., took over and in 1887, they bought land in Lauzon for a second shipyard, designed to handle larger, steel ships.  That yard subsequently became the yard now known as Davie Canada and later spawned the neighboring George T. Davie shipyard.  This page deals with the original yard in LÚvis, known as Davie Brothers, which was primarily a repair facility for smaller, wooden ships, under the management of the third generation, Allison C. Davie and George D. Davie.  The last of the Davies died in 1951 but the yard continued under the management of its accountant, Paul Gourdeau, who began building fishing boats.  In 1976, it was sold to Logistec Corporation, a coastal shipping operator, and in 1977, after Loi 101 made French the official language of QuÚbec, the name was changed to Industries A. C. Davie.  In 1987 it was sold to Equimer, a French marine equipment manufacturer, but closed in 1989.  The yard was just north of the ferry terminal and is now a museum/park: visit the museum here and here, and see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, or improve its accuracy, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com

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

Built by Davie Brothers, Ltd.

  134138 La Grande Hermine       1913 Suspended
  134531 P.W.D. No. 51 Dept. of Public Works Workboat 244 1913 Now MCNCO No. 15
  134532 P.W.D. No. 52 Dept. of Public Works Barge 260 1913 Closed
  134533 P.W.D. No. 53 Dept. of Public Works Barge 260 1913 Active
  134534 P.W.D. No. 54 Dept. of Public Works Barge 260 1913 Closed
  134535 P.W.D. No. 55 Dept. of Public Works Barge 260 1913 Closed
  134536 P.W.D. No. 56 Dept. of Public Works Barge 260 1914 Now MCNCO No. 15
  154447 Pitts No. 5       1928 Suspended
  192847 Gillis       1951 Suspended
  197527 Sercona       1954 Suspended
  197528         1955 Closed
  197529 Kecarpoui       1955 Closed
  197530 Tabatiere       1955 Closed
  198456 S. 1   Scow   1955 Closed
  198457 S. 2   Scow   1955 Closed
  198458 S. 3   Scow   1955 Suspended
  198459 S. 4   Scow   1955 Suspended
  198461 Le Pecheur d'Etoile   Fishing   1955 Closed
  198467 S. P. Gaspe Sud   Fishing   1955 Suspended
104 198471 La Gaspesienne No. 1 Jos. Poirier Fishing 15 1956 Closed
105 198472 La Gaspesienne No. 2 Florent Savage Fishing 15 1956 Suspended
106 198473 La Gaspesienne No. 3 Roger Packwood Fishing 15 1956 Suspended
107 198474 La Gaspesienne No. 4 Firmin Fournier Fishing 15 1956 Closed
108 198475 La Gaspesienne No. 5 Cleophas Monger Fishing 15 1956 Closed
109 198479 La Gaspesienne No. 6 Emery Lemieux Fishing 15 1956 Suspended
110 188991 La Gaspesienne No. 7 Maurice Couillard Fishing 15 1956 Closed
111 188992 La Gaspesienne No. 8 Leonard Denis Fishing 15 1956 Closed
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116 188998 La Gaspesienne No. 9 Gerard Roussel  Fishing 15 1957 Closed
117 188999 La Gaspesienne No. 10 Adriien Lagace Fishing 15 1957 Suspended
118 189000 La Gaspesienne No. 11 Arsene Allain Fishing 15 1957 Suspended
119 189001 La Gaspesienne No. 12 Oscar Marcoux Fishing 15 1957 Active
120 189006 La Gaspesienne No. 13 Deriasse Monger  Fishing 15 1957 Closed
121 189007 La Gaspesienne No. 14 Gabriel Guillemette Fishing 15 1957 Active
122 189008 La Gaspesienne No. 15 Wallace Syvrain Fishing 15 1957 Suspended
123 189009 La Gaspesienne No. 16 Eugene Beaudin Fishing 15 1957 Suspended
124 310474 La Gaspesienne No. 17 Julien Blais Fishing 15 1958 Suspended
125 310475 La Gaspesienne No. 18 Chesley Gallichon Fishing 15 1958 Active
126 310476 La Gaspesienne No. 19 David Blais Fishing 15 1958 Scrapped 2015
127 310477 La Gaspesienne No. 20 Thomas Boucher Fishing 15 1958 Closed
128 310481 La Gaspesienne No. 21 Wilfrid Bisson Fishing 15 1958 Suspended
129 310482 La Gaspesienne No. 22 Adem Couillard Fishing 15 1958 Now La-Noe
130 310484 La Gaspesienne No. 23 Gerard Roussy Fishing 15 1958 Closed
131 310485 La Gaspesienne No. 24 Maurice Albert Fishing 15 1958 Suspended
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133 310486 La Gaspesienne No. 25 Claude Huard Fishing 15 1959 Closed
134 310487 La Gaspesienne No. 26 Paul Lelievre Fishing 15 1958 Closed
135 310488 La Gaspesienne No. 27 Francis Delarosbil  Fishing 15 1958 Closed
136 310489 La Gaspesienne No. 28 Antonio Cassivi Fishing 15 1958 Active
  312453 La Gaspesienne No. 29   Fishing 15 1959 Built by CN Forillon, suspended 2008
  312454  La Gaspesienne No. 30   Fishing 15 1959 Built by CN Forillon, closed 2002
  312455 La Gaspesienne No. 31   Fishing 15 1959 Built by CN Forillon, now Denis Ludger
137 310491 La Gaspesienne No. 32 Amedee Monger Fishing 15 1959 Closed
138 310492 La Gaspesienne No. 33 Lionel Monger Fishing 15 1959 Active
139 310493 La Gaspesienne No. 34 Alexandre Nadeau Fishing 15 1959 Active
140 310494 La Gaspesienne No. 35 Percy Bobbitt Fishing 15 1959 Closed
141 310495 La Gaspesienne No. 36 Benoit Boulay Fishing 15 1959 Closed
142 310496 La Gaspesienne No. 37 Ronald Girard Fishing 15 1959 Closed
143 310497 La Gaspesienne No. 38 Raoul Bourget Fishing 15 1959 Suspended
144 310498 La Gaspesienne No. 39 Donat Parise Fishing 15 1959 Active
145 312459 La Gaspesienne No. 40 Edgar Cyr Fishing 15 1959 Closed
146 312460 La Gaspesienne No. 41 Benoit Whittey Fishing 15 1959 Suspended
147 312461 La Gaspesienne No. 42 Alfred Chapados Fishing 15 1959 Suspended
148 312462 La Gaspesienne No. 43 Louis Syvrais Fishing 15 1959 Closed
149 312468 La Gaspesienne No. 44 Leopold Paradis Fishing 15 1959 Active
150 312472 La Gaspesienne No. 45 Hyacinthe Dupuis Fishing 15 1960 Closed
151 312471 La Gaspesienne No. 46 Emmanuel Dunn Fishing 15 1960 Closed
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155 313932 La Gaspesienne No. 47 Honorius Robinson Fishing 15 1960 Closed
156 313934 La Gaspesienne No. 48 Paul-Emile Mainville Fishing 15 1960 Closed
157 313935 La Gaspesienne No. 49 Richard Gagne Fishing 15 1960 Suspended
158 313933 La Gaspesienne No. 50 Clement Soucy Fishing 15 1960 Suspended
  312474 Line C       1959 Closed
  312475 Pleasant Bay       1959 Closed
  313941 Ghislain Martin       1962 Closed
  313945 Flamingo       1962 Suspended
  313946 Renald-Albain       1962 Suspended
  313947 Jean Rene       1962 Closed
  313952 Fleur du Golfe       1962 Closed
  313954 Cap Bon-Desir       1962 Closed
  313961 K. N. C.       1962 Closed
  313962 Topaze II       1962 Closed
  313964 Jocelin B. N.       1962 Closed
  313965 Marie Helene       1962 Closed
  314784 Kaisun II       1962 Suspended
  318539 Rally   Passenger 136 1962 Now Marine Coaster
  322995 Roma L       1964 Closed
  323028 Marie Claude       1964 Closed
  329341 Marie Paul       1965 Suspended
  329390 Nadine H       1965 Closed
  391443 Lison C Marcel Lebreux Fishing 12 1966 Active
  323040 S. P. Bonaventure G.G.R. Cyr Transports Passenger 29 1968 Active
  329348 Vezina No. 2 Location Ocean Passenger 21 1968 Active
  393293 G. K. Aubut       1968 Suspended
  393294 Kurun       1968 Suspended
  813955 Ahora Catherine Gosselin Recreation 8 1968 Active
  319620 Yucca Maryse Drouin Recreation 8 1969 Active
  823504 Alegria IV Anthony Cote Recreation 10 1970 Active
  346800 Tikia II Wolfram Rozel Recreation 9 1971 Active
  826801 Macapa       1972 Closed
  836503 Mundaca II Lucie Govaerts

Recreation

5 1972 Active
  329387 Vezina No. 3 Urgence Marine Tender 73 1973 Active
  368311 Renardville Les Bateaux de Verre Fishing 46 1974 Active
  368317 Le Rudy L       1974 Suspended
  368322 Le Mecatina       1974 Suspended
  368332 St. Malo No. 1       1974 Closed
  368338 Aquarius VII       1974 Closed
  368346 S. P. Saint Laurent Rex Philpott Recreation 43 1977 Active

Built by Industries A. C. Davie, Ltee.

  391534 Piloup Pecheries J.A.S. Fishing 60 1978 Active
  395303 Aldo M       1980 Closed
  395788 Nutashkuaniss   Fishing 69 1980 Now Isaac Lane
  395331 Frederic C Claude Stevens Fishing 48 1981 Active
  801108 Karine II   Fishing 78 1982 Active
  801119 Monikaroline S.   Fishing 82 1982 Active
  801126 Annie Claude Pecheries Duguay Fishing 69 1982 Active
  823661 Mede Location Ocean Barge 11 1982 Active
  802607 Domega   Fishing 99 1983 Now Migmawei Domega
  808474 Musashi I       1984 Closed
  806129 Manic V YMB Navigation Fishing 82 1985 Active
  806141 Yohan Mirja Pecheries Desbois Fishing 94 1986 Active
  806171 Jean Mathieu Pecheries Vilo Fishing 99 1986 Active
  808086 Anticosti   Fishing 99 1986 Now Samakwan
  808096 Manon Yvon Pecheries Lero Fishing 96 1987 Active
  809907 Jimmy S   Fishing 83 1988 Now Amalecite II
  809908 Samourai   Fishing 83 1988 Now J. Anne-Frederic
  809915 L'Horizon II   Fishing 87 1988 Now Amelie Zoe II