Other Ship and Boatbuilders in Ontario

Most recent update: March 26, 2015.


The number of small ships and boats built in Ontario is impossible to document fully: as a result, this table is far from complete.  If anyone has any data to add, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built Disposition
Abbey Port Robinson     City of St.Catharines T.Bullivant Passenger Ship 606 1874 Later Otego 1883, burnt on the Great Lakes 1895
Abitibi Power Twin Falls     F. H. Anson   Cargo Ship 112 1922  
Bastine, Gerald Port Colborne   800694 Bastien Bros.   Fishing Vessel 36 1983 Active
Berry, M H Port Stanley   329727 Mi-Mar-Lynne   Fishing Vessel 95 1971 Active
Chisholm & Simpson Chatham     D. R. Van Allen T.H.Taylor Cargo Ship 318 1874 Scrapped 1920
Chisholm, H. Meaford     Favourite Meaford Tptn Co Psgr/Cargo 491 1889 Later City of Parry Sound 1893, burnt Collingwood 1900
Davis DD Kingston     Sea Gull   Cargo Ship 150 1906  
Davis DD Kingston     Glen Allan   Cargo Ship 276 1912  
Dovercraft Marine Port Dover   348587 Jay Vee H   Passenger Vessel 47 1979 Now Strait Pilot
Dovercraft Marine Port Dover   392630 Yankee Lady II   Passenger Vessel 68 1980 Now Escape To
Dovercraft Marine Port Dover   394137 Phantom IV       1980 Closed
Dovercraft Marine Port Dover   800691 Nancy A. Siddall   Fishing Vessel 98 1981 Active
Dovercraft Marine Port Dover   800698 G. W. Siddall   Fishing Vessel 98 1984 Active
Dovercraft Marine Port Dover   803519 F. G. Bravener   Fishing Vessel 98 1984 Now Miss Melissa II
Dovercraft Marine Port Dover   803530 Charlie James   Recreational 25 1985 Active
Dovercraft Marine Nanticoke   821278 Kaliutik   Tug 83 1998 Active
Dovercraft Marine Nanticoke   822814 Dover I       1999 Closed
Dovercraft Marine Nanticoke   825180 Seadona   Recreational 37 2002 Active
Dovercraft Marine Nanticoke   835134 P. H. Coupe 52   Recreational 45 2002 Active
Dovercraft Marine Nanticoke   836211 P. H. Coupe 42   Recreational 27 2002 Active
Duratug SY Port Dover     Indian Maiden   Ferry 128 1987  
Duratug SY Port Dover   808400 Stella Borealis Mac Makarchuk Ferry 356 1989 Active
Dyble, J. Sarnia     Monarch Northwest Tptn Co Passenger Ship 2,017 1890 Wrecked 2nm W Blake's Pt, Isle Royale 1906
Folger Kingston     America St Lawrence River Steamboat Co Passenger Ship 553 1895 Later Midland City 1922, stripped and burnt at Midland ON 1955
Fox, E.S. Niagara Falls   391201 S/VM TP 1 Smit Harbor Towing Tug 361 1979 Now Smit Skeena
Fox, E.S. Niagara Falls   391202 S/VM TP 2 Smit Harbor Towing Tug 361 1979 Now Smit Nass
Fraser & Assoc. Port Colbourne   813437 Island Queen V 30,000 Island Cruises Ferry 536 1990 Active
Galactica 001 Ent. Toronto   821209 Enterprise 2000 Olympia Cruises Ferry 370 1997 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   158132 Almidart   Fishing Vessel 24 1932 Now at Port Dover Harbour Museum
Gamble, George Port Dover   170675 Trimac   Tanker 27 1938 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   172013 Sharilyn II   Fishing Vessel 43 1943 Now Lady of Dover
Gamble, George Port Dover   172019 J. H. Misner   Fishing Vessel 18 1944 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   178694 Alex B.   Fishing Vessel 19 1946 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   178692 Long Time   Fishing Vessel 20 1946 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   178691 H. H. Misner   Tug 27 1946 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   190042 Burwell Clipper   Fishing Vessel 100 1948 Now Ironfish
Gamble, George Port Dover   190049 Playfair II   Fishing Vessel 30 1949 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   190048 Ilda C II   Fishing Vessel 29 1950 Now Attiwandaron
Gamble, George Port Dover   195704 John D. Gamble, George Tug 37 1954 Active
Gamble, George Port Dover   348581 G. H. Simmons   Fishing Vessel 113 1974 Active
Gamble, Harry Port Dover   170680 South Side   Fishing Vessel 59 1942 Active
Gamble, Harry Port Dover   176056 Ingram   Fishing Vessel 73 1946 Now Laura D
Gananoque Boat Line Gananoque   348015 Thousand Islander III Gananoque Boat Line Ferry 376 1975  
Gananoque Boat Line Gananoque   348020 Thousand Islander IV Gananoque Boat Line Ferry 347 1976  
Gordon's Welding Sarnia   803286 Gordon's I   Tug 40 1987 Active
Haikala, Elmer Wheatley   188095 Henry J. III   Fishing Vessel 25 1959 Active
Hamilton Bridge Hamilton 1   Arabian J.B.Fairgrieve Cargo Ship 1,073 1892 Barge 1933, scrapped 1947
Hamilton Bridge Hamilton 2   Chippewa Niagara Nav Co Passenger Ship 1,544 1893 Scrapped 1939
Hamilton Bridge Hamilton 4   Hamilton Montreal Tptn Co Barge 996 1901 Scrapped 1937
Harley, Ralph Port Burwell   394131 Last Time   Fishing Vessel 141 1981 Active
Hepburn, A.W. Picton     Argyle Lake Ontario Nav Co Passenger Ship 579 1899 Later Frontier 1912, foundered Chatham ON 1916
Hopper Fisheries Port Stanley   368778 Janice H. X   Fishing Vessel 72 1981 Now Erie Explorer
Huntsville Lake Huntsville     Algonquin Huntsville, Lake of Bays & Lake Simcoe Nav Co Passenger/Cargo 305 1906 Scrapped 1955
Huntsville Lake Huntsville     Algoma Huntsville, Lake of Bays & Lake Simcoe Nav Co Passenger/Cargo 305 1906  
Hurley, L & R Port Burwell   178699 George H   Fishing Vessel 95 1947 Now A. R. Getty
Hurley, L & R Port Burwell   134555 James D.   Fishing Vessel 91 1957 Active
Hurley, L & R Port Burwell   346005 Doretta L   Fishing Vessel 45 1972 Active
Hurley, L & R Port Burwell   346006 Mar-Vel-Ann   Fishing Vessel 59 1973 Active
Jenking Wallaceburg     J. W. Steinhoff J.W.Steinhoff Cargo Ship 312 1874 Later Queen City 1896, Canada 1901, scrapped 1909
Kanter YC Port Stanley   394139 L. R. Jackson   Fishing Vessel 147 1982 Active
Kolbe & Co. Port Dover   190041 Vary Brothers   Fishing Vessel 33 1945 Active
Kolbe & Co. Port Dover   178695 Billie K.   Fishing Vessel 26 1947 Active
Liddle Bros. Wheatley   192677 Liddle Bros.   Fishing Vessel 120 1958 Now J. & A. Baptista
Liddle Bros. Wheatley   323929 Liddle Lady V   Fishing Vessel 100 1971 Active
Liddle Bros. Wheatley   346008 Linda Jane II   Fishing Vessel 146 1974 Active
Liddle Bros. Wheatley   368772 Mi-Mark   Fishing Vessel 40 1977 Active
Liddle Bros. Wheatley   368776 Josh II   Fishing Vessel 91 1980 Active
Magee Port Colborne 6   Belvoir   Cargo Ship 2,296 1955 Later Nazca 1970, Belvoir 1974, hit object and sank 1974
Marlin Yacht Gananoque     Thousand Islander   Ferry 200 1972  
Marlin Yacht Gananoque     Thousand Islander II   Ferry 200 1973  
Marlin Yacht Gananoque     Miss Midland   Ferry 119 1974  
Marlton, W. Goderich     Manitou Dominion Fish Co Passenger Ship 470 1903 Hulked 1939, scrapped 1945
Marlton, W. Goderich     Caribou Dominion Fish Co Passenger Ship 597 1904 Hulked 1947
Mathiesen BW Goderich   122619 Casalinho   Fishing Vessel 104 1951 Now T James T
Mathiesen BW Goderich   195684 J. A. C.   Fishing Vessel 22 1952 Active
Mathiesen BW Goderich   194968 Marpaulo   Fishing Vessel 94 1953 Now Jo-Anna I
McMurchy, D. Toronto     Island Queen   Ferry 129 1905  
McNally Construction Belleville   823618 Wenonah II Muskoka Hist. Soc. Ferry 447 2000 Active
McNamara Marine Toronto   318726 Joyce B. Gardiner   Tug 71 1962 Now W. J. Isaac Purvis
Miller, Bruce Port Stanley   803518 B. B. Miller   Fishing Vessel 98 1984 Active
Miller, J.R. Cardinal     Scout   Cargo Ship 176 1900  
Misner, J & G Port Dover   392627 Leonard S.   Fishing Vessel 69 1979 Active
Morill, R.J. Collingwood     A. F. Bowman   Tug 112 1906 Scrapped 1941
Mummery, Donald Port Dover   314128 Leola Charles   Fishing Vessel 95 1968 Now Mr. Minor
Mummery, Donald Port Dover   314138 Mummery Bros.   Fish Tug 33 1973 Active
Palmer & Palmer     806696 Spirit of 2010 Forum Investments Ferry 202 1985 Later Golden Mystique
Playfair, J. Midland     Magnolia J.Playfair Tug 367 1898 Later Luckport 1919, scrapped 1934
Pontbriand Co Temagami     Belle of Temagami   Passenger Ship 169 1906  
Powell SY Dunnville   190047 Cosley Bros   Fishing Vessel 94 1949 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   192675 Evalina   Fishing Vessel 107 1953 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   192579 Pelee Clipper   Fishing Vessel 80 1955 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   188231 Mummery   Fishing Vessel 17 1956 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   188239 Weaver Bros.   Fishing Vessel 79 1956 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   188238 Maclin   Fishing Vessel 89 1957 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   807952 Lincoln-R   Fishing Vessel 80 1958 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   314124 G. W. Jackson   Fishing Vessel 99 1964 Active
Powell SY Port Maitland   808401 Lashero   Fishing Vessel 80 1989 Active
Powell SY Port Maitland   807959 Lynsey Lenore   Fishing Vessel 100 1992 Active
Powell SY Dunnville   807960 Susan Michelle   Tug 89 1995 Active
Purdy, R. T. Point Edward   173218 L & R   Fishing Vessel 80 1947 Active
Purdy's Fish Market Grand Bend   808139 M & A   Fishing Vessel 102 1987 Now Lee Marie
Powers Kingston     Cuba Montreal & Chicago Merchants Sg Co Passenger/Cargo 931 1875 Barge 1910
Rathbone, E. W. Mill Point     Empress of India A. W. Hepburn Cargo Ship 579 1876 Later Argyle 1899
Rathbun Deseronto     Cibola Niagara Nav Co Passenger Ship 961 1888 Burnt at Lewiston NY 1895
Rathbun Bros Deseronto     Resolute   Cargo Ship 336 1883 Scuttled 1929
Redway, B. Toronto     Garden City St Catherine's, Grimsby & Toronto Nav Co Passenger Ship 637 1892 Scrapped 1936
Richardson BW Meaford   311186 Aggie May   Fishing Vessel 34 1956 Cl;osed
Robertson, A. M. Hamilton     Celtic A.D.Mackay Cargo Ship 698 1874 In collision off Rondeau Point, Lake Erie 1892
Robertson, A.M. Hamilton     Saint Magnus A.M.Robertson Cargo Ship 853 1881 Burnt in Port Dalhousie drydock 1895
Robertson, A.M. Hamilton     Myles   Cargo Ship 1,211 1882 Later Cataract 1906, barge 1926, Therese T 1939, hulked 1949
Robinson, W. Kingston     John Randall   Cargo Ship 166 1905  
Rody, J. Saugeen     Lillie Smith G.E.Smith Cargo Ship 302 1888 Later Mary Battle 1914, wrecked Jersey Cove, near Cape Rosier 1922
Sandy Marine Orient Bay   395503 Nipigon Queen   Fishing Vessel 47 1981 Active
Schickluna, J. St Catherines     Erin J.& T.Coulon Cargo Ship 651 1881 In collision in the St Clair River 1906
Schickluna, J. St Catherines     Sir S. L. Tilley   Passenger/Cargo 1,178 1883 Later Advance 1900, abandoned near Cornwall ON 1935
Servais, J. Port Arthur     St. Joe   Cargo Ship 118 1902  
Shaw, C.O. Huntsville     Iroquois Huntsville, Lake of Bays & Lake Simcoe Nav Co Passenger Ship 307 1907 Discarded 1948
Simpson, J. Chatham     Ontario J.H.Beatty Cargo Ship 1,338 1874 Wrecked at Rossport ON 1899
Simpson, J. Chatham     Quebec J.H.Beatty Cargo Ship 1,404 1874 Later F. E. Spinner 1885, Helen C 1902, foundered in Thunder Bay 1922
Simpson, J. Owen Sound     City of Owen Sound Canada Lake Superior Transit Co Passenger Ship 732 1875 Later Saturn 1896, foundered near Southampton ON 1901
Simpson, J. Owen Sound     City of Midland North Shore Nav Co Passenger Ship 748 1890 Burnt at Collingwood 1916
Simpson, J. Owen Sound     City of Collingwood North Shore Nav Co Passenger Ship 1,387 1893 Burnt at Collingwood 1905
Simpson, J. Owen Sound     City of Toronto North Shore Nav Co Passenger Ship 782 1895 Burnt in dock at Cornwall ON 1914
Simpson, M. St Catherines     Clinton J.T.Matthews Cargo Ship 430 1874 Scrapped about 1907
Simpson, M. St Catherines     Niagara M.Simpson Cargo Ship 468 1875 Foundered near Long Point, Lake Erie 1899
Simpson, M. Hamilton     Greyhound H.A.Simpson Passenger Ship 337 1888 Later Lincoln 1899, Premier 1906, burnt at Bruce Mines ON 1920
Tessier, N. Ottawa & Hull     Scotsman   Cargo Ship 265 1903  
Tug Weld Mfg. Leamington   806292 Crystal Blue I   Fishing Vessel 87 1987 Active
Watson, R.J. Burks Falls     Armour   Passenger/Cargo 191 1906  
737912 Ontario Ltd. Blenheim   801797 Jean-Jordannie True North Salmon Fishing Vessel 97 1989 Now Aqua Leader