Hike Metal Products, Wheatley ON

Most recent update: January 26, 2017.


Hike Metal Products Ltd. was formed in 1958 and in its early years concentrated on fishing vessels.  It now specializes in high-performance aluminum vessels.  Visit the company at www.hikemetalboatshipvesselbuilders.com.  The yard is located at 320 Milo Road, in Wheatley, on the north shore of Lake Erie and 45 miles east of the Windsor/Detroit border: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
  179558 Miss Marg         Closed 2008
        Tanker 17 1960 Retired 2011
  311347 Seveno Great Lakes Fish Fishing 34 1963 Now Sina Maria
  314694 Stan Dupont II   Workboat/Tug 29 1963 To CCG 1971 as Shark, to Kenya 2010
  318812 Miss Muskoka Lady Muskoka Cruises Passenger 85 1964 Now Kawartha Spirit
  320942 Paula D. Paul's Boat Lines Ferry 109 1964 Active
  311350 Lady Muskoka Lady Muskoka Cruises Passenger 141 1965 Active
  318421 Chief Shingwauk Chief Shingwauk Marine Passenger 109 1965 Active
  323921 Donna F. Great Lakes Fish Fishing 41 1966 Active
  327371 Stewart C   Passenger 35 1966 Now Ste. Marie I
  323922 H. A. Stewart   Fishing 40 1967 Later Isabel Maria, now Lady Salome
  323924 Brian D. Great Lakes Fish Fishing 43 1967 Active
  188100 Peche Island II   Ferry 110 1968 Now Papoose III
   U.S.A. Friendship ACK Restaurants Passenger 98 1968 Active (O.N. 649026)
  323925 Merri-Gale II   Fishing 117 1968 Active
  323926 Kimmy Sue Four Bros. Fishing Fishing 40 1968 Active
  329721 Papoose IV   Ferry 110 1968 Now Pioneer Queen
  323928 Castricom   Yacht 9 1970 Now Indefatigable
  330306 Niagara Belle   Passenger 195 1970 Now Mariposa Belle
  330308 Maid of the Mist III Maid of the Mist SB Co Passenger   1970 Sold 1992, closed 1998
19 345141 Phyllis Yorke F. M. Yorke & Sons Tug 272 1970 Closed 1996
  345163 Margaret Yorke F. M. Yorke & Sons Tug 272 1970 Closed 1996
  318423 Quastar John Myles Yacht 58 1972 Active
  331089 Miss Parry Sound   Passenger 34 1972 Now Miss Olympia
  346001 Haligonian III Murphy Tours Passenger 110 1972 Active
  314136 Jeanette M. Daniel Minor   31 1973 Active
  346007 R & G. Great Lakes Fish Fishing 51 1973 Active
  369289 Guardian No. 1   Research 38 1974 Now Septentrion
  348354 Maid of the Mist IV Maid of the Mist SB Co Passenger 75 1976 Scrapped 2013
  384187 Sea Prince II Rockport Boat Line Passenger 172 1978 Active
  348590 Elmore M. Misner   Tug 126 1979 Later Offshore Supplier, wrecked 2003
  372581 Cloud Chaser Gerald Stoddard Passenger 62 1979 Active
  391523 R. & L. No. 1   Tug 143 1979 Now Ecosse
  391709 Alexandria III Gregory Beauchamp Yacht 140 1980 Active
  395221 Island Queen V   Passenger 399 1980 Now Empress of Canada
  368780 Francesca Madre Figliomeni & Son Fishing 100 1981 Active
  802347 Maid of the Mist V Maid of the Mist SB Co Passenger 74 1983 Scrapped 2013
  801792 Kristy Lyn II White Fisheries Fishing 65 1985 Active
  826040 Cap Goeland Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 17 1985 Later Goeland, sold 2004
    Souris Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 17 1985 Retired 2004
  U.S.A. Ruhen Douglas Groff Yacht 31 1985 Active (O.N. 1081855)
61 C13112ON   Harbor Vue Marina Work Boat 7 1985 Active
  801793 Walpole Islander Walpole-Algonac Ferry Line Ferry 72 1986 Active
  801796 Teresa Maria   Fishing 121 1987 Active
  810361 J. L. Erskine Min. of Community Safety Patrol Boat 9 1988 Active
  801799 Fan. C. III Causarano Fishery Fishing 108 1989 Active
  806297 Catherine E.       1989 Closed 1999
  806301 Oliva       1989 Closed 1999
  809652 Cuan Law       1988 Closed 2005
74 C06516AB   Sugloo Marine Crewboat 7 1989 Active
76 C13141ON   Windsor Police Patrol Boat 5 1989 Retired 2012
  809943 Le Petit Lievre Traversiers du Quebec Ferry 13 1989 Now Les Eaux Scintillantes
  815732 Monitor VI Min. of Environment Yacht 8 1989 Active
  814262 Noskca-J   Fishing 100 1990 Active
  814539 Osprey Toronto Port Authority Workboat/Tug 5 1991 Active
81 C13189ON   Dept. of Fisheries Work Boat 11 1992 Active
85 C13601ON   Parks Canada Work Boat 5 1992 Active
86 C19474ON   Parks Canada Work Boat 5 1992 Active
87 C21222ON   Toronto Cons. Auth. Research 4 1993 Active
92 U.S.A. Old School Michael A. Reesby Yacht 12 1991 Active (O.N. 979880)
93 814696 Arrow Post Canadian Coast Guard Research 228 1991 Active
  815413 Niagara Queen II Ontario Power Generation Icebreaker 578 1992 Active
  816906 Great Blue Heron Blue Heron Co Passenger 112 1994 Active
98 C10052ON   Min. of Nat. Res. Work Boat 7 1995 Active
103 C06402NT   R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat 7 1994 Active
  819269 Clark's Harbour Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 43 1995 Active
  819270 Cap-Aux-Meules Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 43 1995 Active
  819305 Sambro Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 43 1996 Active
  820275 Westport Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat 43 1996 Active
114 C03500ON   Ontario Prov. Police Patrol Boat 8 1997 Active
  820551 Sipu Muin Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft   1998 Active
  820560 Siyay Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft   1998 Active
  821248 Jack's Queen   Fishing 84 1998 Active
122 U.S.A. Silver Bullet   Yacht 30 1998 Active (O.N. 1072741)
123 C06676ON   Hamilton Police Patrol Boat 7 1999 Active
  821242 Saute Moutons 8 Niagara Jet Boating Passenger 12 1999 Active
  822513 Aazhaawe William McCue Ferry 164 1999 Active
  821650 Placentia Pilot Atlantic Pilotage Authority Pilot Boat 53 2000 Now Strait Eagle
133 C10376ON

Marine Unit 1

Toronto Police Patrol Boat 14 2000 Active
139 C10377ON

Marine Unit 4

Toronto Police Patrol Boat 14 2000 Active
  823396 Deer Island Princess II Min. of Transportation Passenger 312 2001 Active
  824460 Great Lakes Guardian Min. of Environment Work Boat 12 2002 Active
141 C03226ON   Ontario Prov. Police Patrol Boat 8 2002 Active
142 C03227ON   Ontario Prov. Police Patrol Boat 8 2002 Active
  C04906ON   Ontario Prov. Police Patrol Boat 8 2003 Active
  C04907ON   Ontario Prov. Police Patrol Boat 8 2003 Active
  C04909ON   Ontario Prov. Police Patrol Boat 8 2003 Closed
145 U.S.A. Vega Harbor Equipment Pilot Boat 60 2003 Active (O.N. 1143436)
147 C14258ON   Niagara Police Patrol Boat 2 2003 Active
  825542 Vakta Canadian Coast Guard Patrol Boat 34 2002 Active
  825996 Purvis (The)   Fishing 97 2003 Active
  827453 Waawaatesi City of York Work Boat 11 2005 Active
  828312 HMS Detroit   Replica     Closed 2008
154 835875  Gwen M. Boniface Min. of Community Safety Patrol Boat 9 2003 Active
156 834770  Archie Ferguson II Min. of Community Safety Patrol Boat 9 2003 Active
158 C10383ON

Marine Unit 7

Toronto Police Patrol Boat 7 2005 Active
159 C06679ON   Durham Police Patrol Boat 9 2004 Active
160   Copasetic Ocean Research Corp. Research 495 2006 Active
  830206 TCCA 1 Toronto Port Authority Passenger 219 2005 Now David Hornell VC
  830781 Zephyr XII Blue Heron Co Passenger 9 2006 Active
172 833933 Tribute to the 100th Min. of Community Safety Patrol Boat 9 2007 Active
173 832518 Thomas P Coffin Min. of Community Safety Patrol Boat 9 2007 Active
174 U.S.A. John R. Frazier City of Baltimore Fireboat   2007 Active
175 833907 Grandes Eaux Laurentian Pilotage Pilot Boat 62 2008 Active
176 U.S.A. Oliver Hazard Perry O.H.P.R.I. Inc. School Ship 471 2008 Completed by Senesco (O.N. 1257224)
177 834894 Rachel Carson U. of Maryland Research  78 2008 Now Ontario Explorer
178 U.S.A. Christopher Wheatley City of Chicago Fireboat   2011 Active
179 834069 TCCA 2 Toronto Port Authority Passenger 270 2009 Now Marilyn Bell I
180 834784 Huron Explorer I Ministry of Nat. Res. Government 112 2010 Active
181 C19325ON   Halton Police Patrol Boat 12 2011 Active
183 835824 Flowerpot Express Blue Heron Co. Passenger 59 2011 Active
184 834887 Julian Fantino Min. of Community Safety Patrol Boat 9 2003 Active
185 834784 Taukamaim Laurentian Pilotage Pilot Boat 80 2012 Active
190 837637 Naawij City of York Work Boat 9 2013 Active
  838768 Chris Jackson Min. of Environment Workboat 6 2013 Active
192 837992 Niagara Wonder Hornblower Canada Passenger 185 2014 Active
193 837993 Niagara Thunder Hornblower Canada Passenger 185 2014 Active
   

Marine 3

City of San Diego Fireboat   2015 Active
203 C24424ON   Min. of Nat. Res. Patrol Boat 15 2015 Active
    Edmonton   Workboat   2016 Building
    Buckton   Workboat   2016 Building
   840066 Iron Guppy Toronto Ports Authority Tug 87 2016 Active
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2017 Building
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2018 Building
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2018 Building
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2019 Building
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2019 Building
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2020 Building
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2020 Option
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2021 Option
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2021 Option
      Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat   2022 Option
Other Small Vessels Built by Hike Metal Products
  C02429QC           Suspended
  C03072ON           Closed
  C03073ON           Closed
  C03074ON           Closed
  C03739ON   Parks Canada Work Boat 9   Active
  C05941ON           Closed
  C07179ON   Nordcap Steel Docks Work Boat 9   Active
  C07194ON   Min. of Nat. Res. Work Boat 7   Active
  C07699ON   Dept. of Fisheries Work Boat 14   Active
  C10390ON           Closed
  C11196ON           Suspended
  C11503ON           Closed
  C12498ON           Closed
  C12625ON           Suspended
  C14060ON           Closed
  C17290ON   Golder Associates Research 5   Active
  C18976NB   R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat 3   Active
  C20710ON   Purdy Fisheries Fishing 9   Active
  C23456ON           Closed