Shelburne Shipbuilders, Shelburne NS

Most recent update: February 13, 2015.


There have been many boatbuilders in Shelburne over the years, several of which had significant records of construction - I will get to them in time.  Shelburne Shipbuilders, Ltd., was started in 1916 by Albert Bruce, but the driving force as both designer and builder, from Day 1 until his retirement in 1947, was James H. Harding.  The company was acquired in the 1950s by the neighboring yard, Harley S. Cox & Sons, but continued to operate as Shelburne Shipbuilders until it closed in 1985.  It was located at the foot of George Street and is now part of the Muir-Cox Shipyard Interpretive Centre: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name

Owner

Type Tons Feet Built Disposition
1   Keith Cann Hugh Cann & Co. Ferry 299 130 1917 Wrecked 1926, broken up 1957
    Cecil Jr. Little Stephano Co. Schooner   115 1918 Wrecked 1926
    Misty Star Harvey & Co. Schooner   132 1918  
    Donald II W. & T. Hollett Ltd. Schooner   109 1919  
    Paule Simone Govt. of France Square Rigger   113 1919 For service in St. Pierre et Miquelon, wrecked 1921
    Helen Mathers Mathers & Sons Schooner   141 1919 Later Ellice B, South Head, wrecked 1926
    Marguerite Ryan D. A. Ryan Schooner   107 1920 Sank 1923
    Roy Bruce R. F. Hollett Schooner   109 1920 In collision and sank 1924
    Thorndike J. Thornhill Schooner   128 1920  
    Lucy Edwina Harvey & Co. Schooner 120   1922  
  150803 Archie F. Mackenzie   Schooner 72 85 1923 Now school ship Marie-Clarisse, at Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive QC
    Amanap W. S. Page Schooner   88 1923  
    Malay R. W. Ferris Yacht   45 1924  
    Northern Light   Yacht   45 1924  
    Aspy J. T. Burchell et al. Ferry 264 117 1925  
    Haligonian H. W. Adams et al. Schooner   128 1925 Built to race against Bluenose
  152577 Blue Dolphin S. H. Vale Schooner 91 100 1926 To USN 1942 as IX 65, abandoned in Detroit c2001
    Seven Bells Carleton Cook Ketch 9 56 1926  
    Josephine K   Rum Runner 100 100 1926  
  153341 Alpaca No. 1   Rum Runner 100 82 1927 Registration suspended
    Micmac R. H. Raymond Yacht   66 1927  
    Dot & Hellie   Cargo Ship 108   1928  
    James B   Rum Runner 100 100 1928  
    Symor   Rum Runner 100 100 1928  
    Isabel H   Rum Runner 100 100 1928  
    Algie   Cargo Ship 151   1929  
    Malbo   Rum Runner 100 100 1929  
    Frederick   Rum Runner 100 100 1929  
    Augusta & Raymond   Cargo Ship 204   1930  
    Maskinoque   Rum Runner 100 100 1930  
    Florann   Rum Runner 100 100 1931  
    Edgar N. Rhodes Dept. of Highways Ferry   56 1931  
  156926 Texada           Registration closed
    Loyalist   Ferry 421   1933 Made into a barge 1963
  158159 Captor   Recreational 41 58 1935 Active
    Waterwitch   Yacht   50 1937  
    Little Haligonian   Yacht        
  CN 160 MMS 102 Royal Navy Minesweeper 225 117 28-Jun-42 To Italy 1946 as DR 209, sold 1956
  CN 161 MMS 103 Royal Navy Minesweeper 225 117 30-Sep-42 Sold 1946
  CN 359 MMS 200 Royal Navy Minesweeper 225 117 24-Mar-43 Sold 1946
  CN 432 MMS 248 Royal Navy Minesweeper 225 117 11-Sep-43 Mined and sunk in the Schelde 1945
  CN 433 MMS 249 Royal Navy Minesweeper 225 117 1-Jan-44 Sold 1946
  CN 833 DT 5 Royal Canadian Navy Diving Tender   64 1944 Retained post-war as YMT 6, fate unknown
  CN 901 DT 6 Royal Canadian Navy Diving Tender   64 1944 Retained post-war as YMT 8, fate unknown
  170266 Linda Ann II           Registration closed
  177394 Harengus   Fisheries Research 107   1946 Registration closed
  177836 P. J. Cadagan   Trawler 106   1947 Later Isabel Susanne, foundered 1970
  179575 Donna S           Registration closed
  190255 Limanda   Recreational 60 67 1949 Active
  192634 Lacuna           Registration closed
  193872 Comella           Registration suspended
  370980 Interceptor (MP 83) R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat   60 1955 Sold as fishing vessel
    Adversus (MP ??) R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat   65 1957 To RCN 1976 as PB 191, retired 1996
    Detector (MP 86) R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat   65 1957 To RCN 1976 as PB 192, retired 1988
    Captor (MP 50) R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat   65 1959 To RCN 1976 as PB 193, retired 1996
    Acadian (MP 52) R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat   65 1959 To RCN 1976 as PB 194, retired 1996