East Isle Shipyard, Georgetown PEI

Most recent update: February 4, 2016.


East Isle Shipyard was started in 1965, when Bathurst Marine moved its operations to PEI from Bathurst NB.  It has had its ups and downs but, after 1991, with strong support from the provincial government and its parent company, Irving Shipbuilding, it developed a very strong position as a builder of tugs, with many export orders to its credit.  During the Canadian Frigate (1992-1994) and MCDV (1996-1998) programs, the shipyard built hull modules for the Saint John and Halifax shipyards.  Unfortunately, it hasn't built anything in recent years and is in danger of being demoted.  Visit the company here.  The yard is at 115 Water Street, in Georgetown Harbour: see it from the air on Google here.

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

Built by Bathurst Marine in Bathurst NB

1 319919 Reine du Golfe Fisherman's Loan Board of N.B. Trawler 149 1962 Now Pierre Helene
2 319920 Polar Fish SternTrawl Ltd Trawler 150 1962  
3 319929 Grand Monarch Bonavista Cold Storage Ltd Trawler 270 1963  
4 319936 Blue Waters M.E. Matthews  Trawler 181 1963 Active
5 319937 Green Waters W. Savage Trawler 181 1963 Active
6 319954 Donald Rheal A. Guignard Trawler 183 1964  
7 319606 Howe Bay E. Boertien Trawler 185 1964  
8 319607 Iceland II J. Bjornsson Trawler 185 1964 Lost 1967
9 322118 Gulf Gull Gulf Garden Foods Ltd. Trawler 182 1964  
10 322138 Gulf Gallant Gulf Garden Foods Ltd. Trawler 183 1965 Now Zeal
Hulls 11 and up built at Georgetown PEI
11 322139 Gulf Guard Gulf Garden Foods Ltd. Trawler 183 1965 Later Rio San Lorenzo, now Sena II
12 326858 Gulf Grenadier Industrial Enterprises Inc. Trawler 504 1966 Later Viking Sky
13             Not used
14 327496 Gulf Gunn Industrial Enterprises Inc. Trawler 504 1966  
15 328753 Gulf Gerd Industrial Enterprises Inc. Trawler 520 1967  
16 328769 Gulf Georgetown Industrial Enterprises Inc. Trawler 518 1967  
Built by Fisherman's Loan Board
17 328785 Hillsborough Riverport Seafoods Ltd. Trawler 510 1968  
18 328833 Bedeque Riverport Seafoods Ltd. Trawler 511 1968  
19 329629 Egmont Riverport Seafoods Ltd. Trawler 511 1969 Later Atlantic D 2001
20 329705 Lady Maria Hypro Seafoods Ltd. Trawler 434 1970  
21 331390 Lady Janice Hypro Seafoods Ltd. Trawler 434 1970 Now Winchester
Built by PEI Construction
22 345320 Unimarfish United Maritime Fishermen Trawler 472 1972  
23 329243 Grande Baie Aluminum Co. of Canada Tug 194 1972 Active
Built by Georgetown Shipyard
24 none C.G. 107 (Burin) Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 22 1973 Sold, under renovation
25 none C.G. 108 (Twillingate) Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 22 1973 Inactive
26 none C.G. 109 (St. Anthony) Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 22 1973 Later Westfort, museum in Meaford ON
27 819123 C.G. 114 (Burgeo) Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 22 1973 Sold 2001, now Pro-Dive, active
28   Listerville (YTS 592) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 20 1975 Active
29   Merrickville (YTS 593) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 20 1975 Active
30   Marysville (YTS 594) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 20 1975 Active
31 383324 Marinus Built on spec Dragger (hull only) 112 1974 Sold 1976 to Dept. of Fisheries and completed 1977 by Breton Industries, later Cape Chelsea Enterprise, now Aqua Enterprise
32 391988 Setting Sea II Built on spec Dragger  82 1974 Sold to McClafferty & Frost and completed 1978
33 347507 Shamook Dept. of Fisheries  Fisheries Research 120 1975 Active
34 369407 La Prairie St. Lawrence Seaway Authority Tug 110 1975 Active
35   Glenevis (ATA 642) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 255D 1976 Active
36   Glenbrook (ATA 643) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 255D 1976 Active
37   Glenside (ATA 644) Royal Canadian Navy Tug 255D 1977 Active
38 none The Spray Nova Scotia Dept, of Highways Ferry 220 1978 Grand Passage ferry service
39 export Dry Dock No. II United Republic of Cameroon Floating Drydock 335 1979  
40 329244 Alexis-Simard Aluminum Co. of Canada Tug 286 1980 Active
41 none C.C.G.140 (Port Mouton) Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 22 Nov-81 Inactive
42 824479 C.C.G.141 (Cap-au-Meules) Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 22 Jan-82 Inactive, now 2005-04
43 none William G. Ernest Nova Scotia Dept. of Highways Passenger Ferry n.m. Mar-82 Unregistered vessel
44 803712 Marine Courier C.N. Marine Passenger Ferry 316 1984 Later Esprit, now Aqua Sante, active
45 806310 F .C. G. Smith Dept. of Fisheries  Research 430 1986 Active
46 807680 Harp Canadian Coast Guard SAR Cutter 173 1986 Active
47 807679 Hood Canadian Coast Guard SAR Cutter 173 1986 Now Marine Eagle, active
48 812139 G.S.I. No.1 Built on spec.   Al. FV, completed as Pilot Boat 32 Oct-87 Sold to Bowater Mersey Paper Co., now Mersey Pride, active
49 808650 Atlantic Treasure C.W. McLeod Fisheries Ltd. Trawler 185 Dec-87 Active
50 812096 Souris Lady Usen Fisheries Ltd. Trawler 563 1989 Active
51 812157 Fortune Lady Usen Fisheries Ltd. Trawler 563 1989 Active
52 813757 Cardigan Lady Usen Fisheries Ltd. Trawler 563 1990 Active
53 none 5 hulls Canadian Coast Guard 7-meter FRCs   1989 For Type 500 SAR Cutters 
54?       Aquaculture Boat     No trace,  cancelled ?
55 none   Protan Scotian Marine Fishing Vessel   1989  
 56?     Canadian Coast Guard Navaids Tender     No trace,  cancelled ?
57 none 2 hulls Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc 7-meter FRCs   Jan-90 For Type 500 SAR Cutters 
58 none   Canadian Coast Guard SP Barge 6 Mar-90  
 59?     Canadian Coast Guard Fisheries Patrol     Cancelled
 60? 815532 Spindrift Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 42 1992 Active
61             No trace,  cancelled ?
Built by East Isle Shipyard
62 817863 Atlantic Spruce Atlantic Towing Tug 383 Mar-95 Later Felix 1997
63 816104 Atlantic Fir Atlantic Towing Tug 383 Aug-95 Later Alex 1997
64 816107 Atlantic Hemlock Atlantic Towing Tug 388 Apr-96 Active
65 816118 Atlantic Spruce Atlantic Towing Tug 392 Dec-97 Active
66 820618 Atlantic Fir Atlantic Towing Tug 392 May-98 Now SD Jacoba, active
67 819069 Atlantic Willow Atlantic Towing Tug 392 Oct-98 Active
68 821601 Atlantic Larch Atlantic Towing Tug 392 May-99 Active
69 821602 Atlantic Ash Atlantic Towing Tug 392 Sep-99 Now Caballo Palomino, active
70 820770 North Atlantic Petrel Newfoundland Marine Energy Tug 395 Dec-99 Active
71 820786 North Atlantic Osprey Newfoundland Marine Energy Tug 395 Apr-00 Active
72             Not used
 73 821805 Round the Clock Stolt Sea Farm Inc. Fishing 116 Nov-00 Active
74 Export Colon Panama Canal Authority Tug 382 Nov-01 Active
75 Export Cocle Panama Canal Authority Tug 382 Nov-01 Active
76 Export Herrera Panama Canal Authority Tug 382 Aug-02 Active
77 Export Los Santos Panama Canal Authority Tug 382 Nov-02 Active
78 824203 Atlantic Oak Atlantic Towing Tug 402 Jun-02 Now Ocoa 2003, active
79 Export Caucedo Caucedo Marine Services Tug 402 May-04 Active
80 Export Malena Caucedo Marine Services Tug 402 Jun-04 Active
81 826703 Atlantic Oak Atlantic Towing Tug 402 Oct-04 Active
82 827350 Atlantic Fir Atlantic Towing Tug 402 May-05 Active
83 827597 Atlantic Cedar Atlantic Towing Tug 402 Jul-05 Active
84 Export Stevns Icequeen Stevns Sg A/S Tug 381 Sep-06 Now Poseidon, active
85 827589 Ocean K. Rusby Groupe Ocean Inc. Tug 402 Oct-05 Active
86 833471 Stevns Iceflower Stevns Sg A/S Tug 381 Jan-06 Now Fjord Saguenay, active
87 835280 Stevns Icecap Stevns Sg A/S Tug 381 May-06 Now Fjord Eternite, active
88 830498 Ocean Raymond Lemay Groupe Ocean Inc. Tug 402 May-07 Active
89 830499 Ocean Henry Bain Groupe Ocean Inc. Tug 402 Jul-07 Active
90 832559 Atlantic Beaver Atlantic Towing Tug 395 Sep-08 Active
91 832806 Spitfire III Atlantic Towing Tug 395 Oct-08 Active
92 833235 Atlantic Bear Atlantic Towing Tug 395 Nov-08 Active
93 833368 Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne Groupe Ocean Inc. Tug 402 Jun-09 Active
94 839141 Stevns Icequeen Nordane Shipping Tug 381 Sep-09 Now Svitzer Nerthus
95 839142 Stevns Iceflower Nordane Shipping Tug 381 Dec-09 Now Svitzer Njal
96 Export Stevns Breaker Nordane Shipping Tug 381 Apr-10 Active
97 Export Stevns Battler Nordane Shipping Tug 381 Aug-10 Active
98 835021 Ocean Yvan Desgagnes Groupe Ocean Inc. Tug 402 Oct-10 Active
99 835198 Ocean Ross Gaudreault Groupe Ocean Inc. Tug 402 Mar-11 Active