Riverton Boat Works, Riverton MB

Most recent update: February 12, 2015.


Ken and Chris Thorsteinson owned and operated Riverton Boat Works for over 40 years and the boats they built were remarkably complex, especially considering that Riverton is such a tiny place - population 600 - in such a remote location.  If anyone can tell me where in Riverton the boatyard was located, or can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
  157173 Husk   Fishing Vessel 16 1926 Closed
  193284 Diane H.   Cargo 43 1951 Active
  193286 Twenty-One   Yacht 22 1951 Closed 2005
  194382 Mareca Dept. of Fisheries Patrol Boat 15 1951 Later Theanne
  190128 James A. Ryan   Tug 30 1952 Closed 2005
  193254 Kaye-Tee   Cargo 48 1952 Closed 2008
  193255 Alaskan Alaska Fisheries Fishing Vessel 18 1952 Closed 2008
  193288 Solitude         Closed 2002
  193297 Hecla Island Ferry Manitoba DPW Ferry 13 1953 Closed 2002
  188250 Hecla Island Ferry II Manitoba DPW Ferry 110 1958 Now Edgar Wood
  313268 Shippegan   Tug 7 1961 Closed 2008
  313868 Kathy S.   Fishing Vessel 31 1961 Closed 2002
  313871 Mundi J. II   Fishing Vessel 57 1962 Active
  313872 Keystone   Fishing Vessel 175 1963 Now Mukutawa
  322523 Chemahaw   Fishing Vessel 27 1964 Active
  322526 Dundas   Barge 660 1965 Active
  372119 The Greenwing   Tug 14 1965 Suspended 2008
  828469 Fenton   Passenger 26 1965 Active
  312400 Nighthawk Charters   Cargo 38 1966 Now Sharryn D II
  322530 Spoonbill   Tug 14 1966 Active
  328003 Rushoon   Tug 8 1967 Now T.A.1
  331311 Uno Por Rio II   Recreational 21 1967 Now Superior Princess
  322534 Kinoosao   Fishing Vessel 22 1968 Active
  815416 M-10   Pilot Boat 18 1968 Later Nauti-Boy, closed 2005
  322538 Gods Laker   Fishing Vessel 12 1969 Suspended 2003
  322539 Lady Selkirk   Passenger 205 1969 Later Lady Northland, now M.S. Kenora
  331156 Tar Island   Tug 7 1969 Closed 2009
  828466 Cecil   Passenger 35 1969 Active
  828755 Rosevear Ferry   Ferry 30 1969 Active
  331314 Treesbank Ferry II City of Winnipeg Ferry 13 1970 Closed 1999
  344934 H. Broadhead   Cargo Ship 143 1971 Later Arctic Bear 1988, closed 2008
  331316 Lady Frances   Fishing Vessel 38 1972 Closed 2001
  331317 Seabird V   Tug 32 1972 Active
  827637 Siggi Einar   Fishing Vessel 23 1972 Active
  331321 Javlyn   Fishing Vessel 34 1973 Active
  344933 Norweta   Passenger 286 1973 Active
  197728 McBeth   Recreational 15 1973 Active
  331330 Siggi Oliver   Research Vessel 25 1974 Closed 2006
  395641 Wollaston Lake Barge   Cargo 35 1974 Active
  826482 Ruby E   Fishing Vessel 27 1974 Active
  347524 Namao Dept. of Fisheries Buoy Tender 328 1975 Later 1998-06 1998, sold 2005 as Namao, active
  808181 Dallas - Faye   Cargo 19 1976 Active
  808184 Haley Lynn         Closed 1995
  372102 Joe Keeper   Ferry 168 1977 Active
  372103 James Apetagon   Ferry 94 1977 Active
  372104 Thomas A. McIvor   Ferry 94 1977 Now C. F. Ingemar Carlson II
  371491 Tamiko Lee-Ann   Fishing Vessel 20 1979 Suspended 2003
  372115 Alfred Settee Sr.   Ferry 94 1982 Active
  801096 Le Cormoran   Tug 8 1982 Now T.3
  828694 Tannis Dayne   Fishing Vessel 24 1982 Active
  827795 Amik II   Passenger 29 1984 Active
  808174 H. M. Wilson   Tug 171 1986 Active
  808175 Treesbank Ferry III City of Winnipeg Ferry 22 1987 Active
  803827 Mandi Ross   Recreational 18 1990 Now Sabina
  827761 Playgreen II   Cargo 56 1994 Active