Other Boatbuilders in Nova Scotia

Most recent update: December 2, 2013.


Over the centuries, there have been countless wooden boatbuilders in Nova Scotia, a region that has always been closely involved with the sea.  As a result, this table is far from complete.  In particular, there have been several boatbuilders in Shelburne, although it is not clear who operated where.  If anyone has any data to add to the table below, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Year Disposition
Annapolis Shipping Annapolis NS     Mapleland F. A. Pickles Schooner 665 1918 Later Primero 1919, Indomito 1922, deleted 1930
Atlantic Lunenburg Lunenburg NS     P .J. Lawrence   Trawler 233 1964  
Atlantic Mahone Mahone Bay NS 10   Judith R.   Cargo Ship 210 1965  
Balcom, J. A. Annapolis NS     Ruby L. II   Cargo Ship 201 1921  
Balcom, J. A. Margaretville NS     Ruby L.   Cargo Ship 119 1907  
Balcom, J. A. Margaretville NS     Margaretville   Cargo Ship 107 1910  
Belliveau Boatbuilding Lower E. Pubnico NS     L'Acadie 2000   Trawler 139 2001  
Belliveau Boatbuilding Lower E. Pubnico NS   836355 Let It Ride I Gilcam Fisheries Trawler 65 2012  
Boehnes Bros West La Have NS     Jutland J. E. Backman & Co Schooner 334 1918 Missing off Nova Scotia 1920
Burgoyne, F. S. Mahone Bay NS     Dominion Shipper   Cargo Ship 339 1925 Scrapped 1948-9
Burns & Kellcher Shad Bay NS     Edmund Donald   Cargo Ship 848 1919 Scrapped 1932
Burrell Johnson Shelburne     Bear River   Cargo Ship 104 1905  
Burrell Johnson Shelburne     Dartmouth Dartmouth Ferry Comm. Ferry 311 1889 Hulked 1933
Burrell Johnson Shelburne     Saint Pierre   Cargo Ship 496 1884 Foundered North Atlantic 1896
New Burrell Johnson Shelburne     Enterprise   Cargo Ship 211 1907  
New Burrell Johnson Shelburne     Robert G. Cann   Cargo Ship 265 1911  
New Burrell Johnson Shelburne     Canso   Tug 225 1910  
New Burrell Johnson Shelburne     Harland New Burrell Johnson Co Passenger 352 1908 Hulked 1936
Canadian Concrete Sydney NS     Permanencia   Cargo Ship 320 1920 Wrecked off St Pierre 1921
Churchill, G. W. Hantsport NS     Havana Pickford & Black Whalecatcher 471 1891 In collision in Halifax outer harbour 1906
Cochrane, G. M. Port Greville NS     Doane G. M. Cochrane Schooner 352 1913 Wrecked Tampico 1920
Cox Shelburne     Beverley Faye   Trawler 142 1964  
Dartmouth Marine Dartmouth NS     Jonathan Robert   Trawler 116 1988 Later Cape Chelsea
Deep Sea Trawlers Lunenburg NS     L. J. Penny   Trawler 332 1982 Later Anne S. Pierce 1985
Dominion Steel Halifax NS   326075 Cape Rouge   Fishing Vessel 358 1967 Now Ryan Atlantic II
Duffy Blinn Saulnierville NS     J. Duffy   Cargo Ship 115 1919  
Gardner, G. H. N. Liverpool NS     Help   Cargo Ship 146 1903  
Gardner, J. S. Liverpool NS     Bianca Bowring Bros Ltd Schooner 408 1917 Foundered mid-Atlantic 1919
Gardner, J. S. Liverpool NS     Associate   Cargo Ship 135 1912  
Gardner, J. S. Liverpool NS     Standard Coaster   Cargo Ship 184 1927  
Gardner, J. S. Liverpool NS     Ada M.   Cargo Ship 226 1929  
Graham, L. E. Port Greville NS     Neptune   Cargo Ship 118 1911  
Halifax Metal Works Dartmouth NS     Joshua Slocum   Ferry 240 1973  
Halifax Metal Works Dartmouth NS   345441 John E. Rigby NB Dept. of Tptn. Ferry 232 1976  
Hendry Liverpool NS     Valinda   Cargo Ship 117 1911  
Hendry, A. W. Liverpool NS     Gilbert Islands A. W. Hendry Cargo Ship 302 1915 Wrecked Likuri 1919
Howes, R. H. Meteghan River NS     Alma R. R. H. Howes Const. Schooner 482 1918 Wrecked Concepcion Is 1932
Huntley, D. A. Parrsboro' NS     Huntley W. H. Hebb Schooner 607 1919 Wrecked off Cape Spear NL 1921
Huntley, W. R. Parrsboro' NS     Whiteway Forester Nav Co Schooner 458 1919 Wrecked Seal Island 1934
K.& S.Co Yarmouth NS     Patrick & Michael   Trawler 193 1920  
Kustom Fiberglass Clark's Hbr NS     Glace Bay Lady   Trawler 103 1991  
Kustom Fiberglass Clark's Hbr NS 2   Morey'S Pride   Trawler 115 1992  
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   310214 J.C.N. 2   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   310240 Jacquot   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   310992 Rejean Cyr   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   314446 C.D.P. 45   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   314447 C.D.P. 46   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   318602 Brian & Guy   Fishing     Suspended
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   319196 C.D.P. 47   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   319217 Laurent A.   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   319227 Jeannot C.   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   320007 Little Alf   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   320716 Rejeanne A.   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   320719 Jeannot B.   Fishing     Closed
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   323154 Early Boy   Fishing 7 1964 Registered
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   323187 Margie Anne   Fishing     Suspended
Joseph B. LeBlanc Church Point NS   323641 Danny M.   Fishing     Closed
Lunenburg Foundry Lunenburg NS   811040 Lady Eileen   Fishing Vessel 138 1989 Active
Matheson New Glasgow NS 8   James William Carmichael Ship Co Schooner 512 1908 Wrecked off St Charles de Caplan, Bonaventure 1934
Matheson, I. New Glasgow NS     Mulgrave Govt of Canada Cargo Ship 485 1893 Wrecked Marmot Rock, Beaver Harbor NS 1919
McGill, J. Shelburne     Magdalen   Cargo Ship 135 1906  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Messenger   Cargo Ship 112 1901  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Harbinger   Cargo Ship 109 1901  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Dufferin   Cargo Ship 211 1905  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Samson   Cargo Ship 111 1907  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Granville   Cargo Ship 140 1909  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Rotundus   Cargo Ship 123 1910  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Aspy   Cargo Ship 215 1910  
McGill, J. Shelburne     Stadium   Cargo Ship 118 1912  
McGowan, J. A. Shelburne     Westport III   Cargo Ship 140 1903  
McGowan, J. A. Shelburne     Granville   Cargo Ship 134 1904  
McGowan, W. J. A. Shelburne     D. D. Mann   Cargo Ship 130 1907  
McKay Shelburne     Hansen   Trawler 147 1961 Burnt off Nova Scotia 1982
McKay Shelburne     Cathy And Susie   Trawler 161 1966  
McKay, W. C. Shelburne     Good Luck   Cargo Ship 118 1926  
McKay, W. C. Shelburne     Werra II   Cargo Ship 141 1929 Later Accuracy
McKay, W. C. Shelburne     Casafil   Trawler 107 1946 Wrecked in Liscomb Harbour 1951
McKay, W. C. Shelburne     Fort Hearne Hudson's Bay Co Cargo Ship 382 1949 Crushed in ice 1961
Melanson, B. N. Gilberts Cove NS     Edith M. Green   Cargo Ship 225 1917  
Melanson, B. N. Gilberts Cove NS     M. Sigogne   Cargo Ship 276 1917  
Melanson, B. N. Gilbert's Cove NS     R. W. Hendry   Cargo Ship 479 1921  
Meteghan Marine Meteghan NS     D. J. Purdy 1   Psgr/Cargo 582 1924 Burnt Gondola Point NB 1948
Meteghan SB Meteghan NS     Administratrix   Trawler 120 1930  
Meteghan SB Meteghan NS     Beatrice L.   Tug 127 1931  
Meteghan SB Meteghan NS     Connoisseur   Tug 122 1931  
Meteghan SB Meteghan NS     Anna D.   Tug 122 1932  
Meteghan SB Meteghan NS     Aristocrat   Cargo Ship 122 1932  
Mulhall, D. C. Liverpool NS     Grand Manan Grand Manan Steamboat Passenger 363 1911 Scrapped 1930
Noel SB Windsor NS     Samuel Courtney Samuel Courtney Sh'g Schooner 531 1918 Burnt Gibraltar Bay 1920
Nova Scotia SB Liverpool NS     Ruby W. W. B. Grieve Schooner 375 1918 Foundered 100nm S Cape Race 1921
Nova Scotia SB Liverpool NS     James G. Joy Job Bros & Co Schooner 454 1918 Later Zetta 1919, Elias 1929, deleted 1961
Nova Scotia SB Liverpool NS     Ocean Maid   Cargo Ship 202 1920  
Putnam, C. Maitland NS     Mauna Loa C. Putnam Barque 1086 1881 Later Angela Casanova 1898, Nicalaos 1908, Tris Ierarchai 1914, Inagzi 1921, foundered 1924
Robichau, J. B. Meteghan NS     Bernardo   Cargo Ship 122 1929  
Routledge, R. Sheet Harbour NS     Margaret   Cargo Ship 195 1907  
Routledge, R. Sheet Harbour NS     Gordon C.   Cargo Ship 255 1917  
Snyder Bridgewater NS     Abigail Grace Jonathan & Amy Fish Trawler 217 2004  
Snyder Dayspring NS     Eastern Fisher   Trawler 149 1992  
Snyder Dayspring NS     Blue Dawn   Trawler 154 1962  
Snyder Dayspring NS     Annette Marie   Trawler 163 1963  
Spicer, J. Spencer's Island NS     J. A. Mumford   Cargo Ship 115 1903  
Steel & Engine Prods Liverpool NS   322837 Mersey Seafoods   Fishing Vessel 1861 1965 Active
Sweeney, W. L. Yarmouth NS     Gladys E. Sweeney   Cargo Ship 422 1947 Foundered off St Shots Cove NL 1952
Sweeney, W. L. Yarmouth NS     W. D. Sweeney W. D. Sweeney Co Cargo Ship 392 1942 Later General Drury 1944, foundered 50nm NE Grand Turk 1953
Sydney Eng. Sydney NS   395531 Lady Lisa II   Fishing Vessel 279 1980 Active
Tuck, F. Sydney NS     Richmond   Cargo Ship 162 1905  
Unknown Lunenburg NS     Red Diamond II   Trawler 171 1954 Sank 1965 
Wedgeport Boats Wedgeport NS     Foley Brothers   Trawler 138 2003  
Wedgeport Boats Wedgeport NS 446 837265 Le Jean-Sebastien   Trawler 81 2013 Active
Wedgeport Tptn Wedgeport NS     Noreg I Wedgeport Tptn Co Cargo Ship 333 1917 Wrecked off St Shotts NL 1917
Weingart, J. A. Shelburne     Jean Revillon   Cargo Ship 117 1923 Later Fort James