Smith & Rhuland, Lunenburg NS

Most recent update: January 8, 2016.


This famous builder of schooners was started by Richard W. Smith and George A. Rhuland in 1900 and closed in 1967.  After WWII, it shifted to building commercial vessels and later also to yachts: it closed in 1967.  The shipyard, which is now a repair yard, was at 280 Montague Street: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone has any corrections or additions to the table below, please send them to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
1 111642 Palatia Charles L. Silver Schooner  105   1901 Total loss in Fox River Sep-15
2 111646 Quissetta James A. Hirtle Schooner 105   1901 To NF 1903, lost off Carbonear Dec-19
3 111712 Peerless Arthur H. Zwicker Schooner 105   1901 Stranded Feb-32
4 111714 Mauna Loa John Schmeisser Schooner 122   1901  
5 111727 Excelda Charles L. Silver Schooner 125   1901 Lost at Bear Cove Jul-37
6   Alemada         1902  
7 111731 Vendetta Thomas Hamm Schooner 102   1902 Lost off Cape Porcupine 1936
8 111745 Alexa E. Fenwick Zwicker Schooner 124   1902 Total loss in NY Harbor Jan-04
9 112095 Manhattan Benjamin Cook  Schooner 125   1902 Stranded at Glasgow Head Jan-06
10 112100 Meteor Theophilus Creaser  Schooner 125   1902  
11 112105 Alma Nelson J William Young  Schooner 125   1902 Lost off Thwart Island Nov-24
12   Companion Jeffrey Publicover  Schooner 125   1903  
13   Compenular         1903  
14 112106 Oregon Arthur Creaser  Schooner  124   1903 Missing in the Atlantic Jan-14
15 116491 Edith R. Balcom Sprott Balcom  Schooner

119

  1903 Wrecked in Argentina Mar-08
16 116492 Agnes G. Donahoe Sprott Balcom  Schooner 123   1903 Wrecked on Digby Gut Sep-13
17 116496 Valoria Allan R Morash  Schooner 123   1903  
18 116499 Arkansas John B Young  Schooner 122   1903 Missing in the Atlantic Nov-11
19 116502 Oceanic Reuben Ritcey Schooner 125   1904 Stranded off Nova Scotia Dec-07
20 116506 E. M. Zellars Emanuel Zellars  Schooner 93   1904  
21 116517 Acme William C Smith  Schooner 100   1904  
22 116510 Uranus James Young  Schooner  100   1904 In collision and sank off Sable Island Apr-12
23 116519 Margaret E. Schwartz John H Schwartz  Schooner  122   1905 Lost off St. Mary's Feb-15
24 116530 Nahada Howard Wynacht  Schooner 104   1905  
25 116533 Mabel H. David Heisler  Schooner 63   1905  
26 116535 Montana J A Silver  Schooner 95   1905 Stranded on St P & M Mar-16
27 116540 Douglas Adams Henry W Adams  Schooner 109   1905 Total loss Jan-18
28 121854 Mattawa Scott Corkum  Schooner 107   1906  
29   Mary G.         1906  
30 121861 Medina A. Amiel Corkum  Schooner 73   1906  
31 121862 Marina William Schmeisser  Schooner 77   1906  
32 121994 Ella Mason Isaac D Mason  Schooner 74   1906 Later Doris J Samson 
33 122001 Howard Young James Young  Schooner 75   1906 Beached at Trinity East 1947
34   Lauren B. Snow         1906  
35 122008 Nicola Eleazer Zinck  Schooner  128   1906 Sold foreign 1913
36 na Elsie M.   Schooner 107   1907 Same as Hull 44 
37   Ysabel May John A Bechtel  Schooner 95 98 1910 Motor ship  1911
38 122009 Earl Grey Freeman Corkum  Schooner 105   1907 Wrecked in Notre Dame Bay Jun-27
39 123486 H. W. Stone Emmanuel Stone  Fishing Schooner 61   1907 Lost at Tinker Harbour Jul-08
40 123487 Maggie Stone Emmanuel Stone  Fishing Schooner 61   1907  
41 122314 Mildred William C Job  Schooner 198   1907 Abandoned in the North Atlantic Nov-18
42 122313 H. R. Silver William C Smith  Schooner 239   1907  
43 122315 Clintonia William C Smith   Schooner 125   1908 Foundered Jan-23
44 122318 Elsie M. Waters W Norman Reinhardt  Schooner 107   1908 Stranded on Cape Breton I. Jun-14
45 126105 Vivian B. Walters W C Smith & Co  Schooner 96   1908 Total loss Apr-10
46 126115 Watauga Edwin Backman  Schooner 126   1908  
47 126119 Carrie L. Hirtle C Aubrey Anderson  Schooner 121   1909  
48 126120 Warren G. Winters Freeman Anderson  Schooner 117   1909 Total loss Dec-19
49 126113 Muriel B. Walters Joshua E Backman  Schooner 125   1908 Abandoned mid-ocean Oct-19
50 126392 Hawanee William C Smith  Schooner 124   1909 Sunk off Cape Finisterre Oct-18 
51   Wilfred M. The Wilfred M Co  Schooner 199n   1909  
52 126581 Frank H. Adams Freeman Anderson   Schooner 122   1909 Lost on coast of Newfoundland Oct-39
53 126585 Annie L. Spindler Eldridge Spindler  Schooner 124   1910  
54 126586 Cecil L. Beck William C Smith  Schooner 120   1910 Broken up at Fogo Sep-47
55 126590 Uda A. Saunders Scott Corkum  Schooner 125   1910 Sank Aug-18
56 126813 Itaska Reuben Ritcey  Schooner 128   1910 Abandoned Aug-21
57 126818 William C. Smith William C Smith  Schooner 135   1910  
58 126820 Marion Mosher Mahlon Rodenheizer  Schooner 121   1910 Burnt off St P & M Dec-48
59 130461 Harry W. Adams Harry W Adams  Schooner 127   1911 Sank in the Bay of Biscay Dec-16
60 130463 Doris V. Myra Clarence Myra  Schooner 128   1911 Sunk Apr-17
61 130562 Donald L. Silver William Arenburg  Schooner 121   1911 Foundered Jan-24
62 130728 F. M. Toro Freeman Corkum  Schooner 128   1911 Abandoned Mar-17
63 130733 Muriel E. Winters Freeman Anderson  Schooner 128 106 1911 Later aux. schooner Munroe 1925 
64 130814 Lucille B. Creaser Arthur Creaser  Schooner 128   1912 Abandoned off Cape St Marys May-31
65 130816 Marion Adams Henry Adams  Schooner 128   1912  
66 130828 Phyllis L. Westhaver Mahlon Rodenhiser  Schooner 128   1912 Later Bertha E. Way 
67 130829 Marion A. Silver Alvin Himmelman  Schooner 128   1912 Lost Sep-17
68 130959 Leta J. Schwartz John Schwartz  Schooner 123   1912 Later Vivian Ruth, lost Aug-27
69 131165 Araminta Theophilus Creaser  Schooner 123   1912 Foundered Oct-25
70 131166 W. Cortada Edwin Backman  Schooner 148   1912 Disappeared Jan-15
71 131176 Arcola Henry Adams  Schooner 126 106 1913 Later aux. schooner,
72 131177 Delawana Benjamin Cook  Schooner 124   1913 Lost May-24
73 133809 Warren M. Colp Maynard Colp  Schooner 118   1913  
74   Harold Colp         1913  
75 133810 Granite William Richard Schooner 119   1913 Sold foreign 1926
76 133819 James Burton Cook William Smith  Schooner 132   1913 Sunk near Malaga Mar-17
77 134043 Lauretta Frances Willet Spindler  Schooner 124   1913  
78 134045 J. Henry Mackenzie William C Smith  Schooner 132   1914  
79 134046 Allison H. Maxner Edward Maxner  Schooner 119   1914 Wrecked off Black Rock Mar-18
80 134049 Golden West W Norman Reinhardt  Schooner 105   1914 Sold foreign 1922
81 134054 Carl S. William Schmeisser  Schooner 105   1914 Lost off Fogo Sep-36
82 134393 Mark A. Tobin Christian Iverson  Schooner 128   1914 Wrecked on Sambro I. May-17
83 134399 Frances W. Smith Forman Mossman  Schooner 125   1914  
84 134401 James Douglas Daniel Romkey  Schooner 125 105 1914 Later aux. schooner
85 134404 Elsie M. Hart Scott Corkum  Schooner 124   1914 Wrecked in Bonavista Bay Nov-35
86 134406 Dorothy Adams Henry W Adams  Schooner 119   1915  
87 134409 Tipperary W Norman Reinhardt  Schooner 114   1915 Wrecked in Trepassey Bay Mar-21
88 137873 Emily E. Selig Robert F Hollett  Schooner 105   1915 Wrecked at Whiteway Nov-28
89 137881 Lucille M. Smith Abbot Beck  Schooner 131   1915  
90 137882 Vivian P. Smith William C Smith  Schooner 130   1915  
91   S. S. Tussel         1916  
92 137887 C. M. Walters Wilson H Walters  Schooner 107   1916 Sunk Aug-18
93 137890 Lucille M. Colp Maynard Colp  Schooner 122   1916  
94 138251 Hillcrest Hillcrest Shipping Schooner 365   1916 Wrecked Mar-26
95 138257 Glacier Lameck Knock  Cargo Schooner 130   1916 Sunk 1942 
96 138259 Edith Newhall Eldridge Spindler  Schooner 130 112 1916 Burnt off Green Island Dec-37
97 138382 Gladys Mosher J Mahlon Rohdenizer  Schooner 130   1917 Sank Jun-45
98 138385 Alicante Milton Romkey  Schooner 130   1917 Lost in Fortune Bay Sep-30
99 138397 G. A. Rhuland Clarence Myra  Schooner 130   1917  
100 138546 Frances Louise Henry W Adams  Schooner 183   1917 Sold foreign 1927
101 138551 Irene M. Corkum Leo Corkum  Schooner 130   1917  
102 138559 Uda R. Corkum Freeman Corkum  Schooner 130   1917 Missing Aug-27
103 138556 Bernice Zinck Henry W Adams  Schooner 130   1918 Lost in Bonne Bay Jun-34
104 138557 General Haig Benjamin C Smith  Schooner 156   1918 Lost at Curlew Sep-36
105 138821 Donald J. Cook William J Cook  Schooner 130   1918 Lost Dec-21
106 138834 Shepherd King William C Smith  Schooner 155   1918 Burnt Oct-26
107 138839 Marion Elizabeth John Westhaver  Schooner 130   1918  
108 141047 Democracy Scott Corkum  Schooner 130   1918  
109 141079 Madelyn E. Hebb Russell Hebb  Aux Schooner  154 112 1919  
110 141051 George M. Cook Abram Cook  Aux Schooner   195 131 1919 Wrecked Jun-24
111 141054 Gilbert B. Walters Angus Walters  Cargo Schooner  176   1919 Sunk 1943 
112 141411 Mary H. Hirtle James Hirtle  Schooner 159   1919  
113 141409 Freda M. Himmelman G Alvin Himmelman  Schooner 114n   1919 Later aux. schooner
114 141415 Alcala Roland Knickle  Schooner 173   1919 Later aux. schooner, lost near Flat I. Sep-36
115 141682 Kathleen Spindler Roy Spindler  Schooner 173   1920 Abandoned Feb-22
116 141684 Frances L. Spindler Irvin Spindler  Schooner 173   1920 Abandoned off Farmyard I. Sep-38
117 141700 Lois J. Thomas Thomas Himmieman  Schooner 169   1920  
118 150402 Viccola    Schooner 175   1921 Lost off Newfoundland Dec-21
119 150404 Bluenose Bluenose Schooner Ltd  G.B. Schooner 153   1921 Wrecked off Haiti 1946, depicted on the Canadian dime
120 150408 Mahaska Benjamin C Smith  Schooner 144   1922 In collision and sank Mar-29
121 150411 Margaret K. Smith Benjamin C Smith  Schooner 132   1922 Missing in the Atlantic Aug-43
122 150412 Nina W. Corkum Eldridge Spindler  Schooner 140   1922  
123 150414 Pauline C. Winters Freeman Anderson  Schooner 140   1923 Sank in the Strait of Belle Isle 1963
124 150416 Lucy M. Corkum William A Corkum  Schooner 140   1923 Lost in Fortune Bay May-30
125 150417 W. E. Knock Zwicker & Co   Schooner 95n   1923  
126   I'm Alone Iím Alone Shipping Cargo Ship 205 125 1923 Rum-runner, sunk by USCG Mar-29
127 150961 Beatrice Beck Abbot Beck  Cargo Schooner 96   1923 Sunk off Atlantic Coast Oct-43 
128 150962 Marie A. Spindler Willet Spindler  Schooner 143   1924  
129 152475 Maxwell F. Corkum Leo Corkum  Schooner 145   1924  
130 152479 Autauga Henry W Adams  Schooner 151   1924  
131 152476 Douglas J. Mosher Benjamin C Smith  Schooner 150   1924 Lost Jun-33
132 152478 Andrava Roland Knickle  Schooner 145   1925 Lost in N. Sydney Oct-28
133   Alachua Henry W Adams  Schooner 95n   1925  
134 152485 Delawana II William Cook  Schooner 146   1925  
135   Indelacio         1925  
136 152490 Agnes J. Myra Clarence Myra  Schooner 144   1925  
137   Marshall Frank Frank Rissir  Schooner 144   1926 Wrecked off Cape Breton Feb-49
138 152953 Jean and Shirley Benjamin C Smith   Cargo Schooner  148 123 1926 Later motor 
139 152955 Progressive II Lameck Knock  Schooner 146   1926  
140 162966 Robert J. Knickle Clarence Knickle  Schooner 145 118 1926 Later motor, Canada Goose No. 1 , closed 2008
141   Elizabeth Warde Frieman W Corkum  Schooner 145   1926  
142 154763 Marguerite B. Tanner Wallace E Knock  Schooner 145 123 1927 Later motor, sank off St P & M Sep-56
143 154762 Sigrid Amanda Harold N Jorgenson  Schooner 145   1927 In collision off Halifax and lost Jan-31
144 154401 Eva U. Colp Maynard Colp  Cargo Ship 148 110 1927  
145 154407 Alisada R J Anderson Harrington  Cargo Schooner 177 114 1927 Burnt off Long Cay Nov-36
146   Jean M. Madelin R Scott Corkum  Schooner  145 141 1928  
147   Geraldine S. Smith Vessel Co Ltd  Trawler 139 108 1928  
148   Harriett and Vivian Wallace E Knock  Cargo Ship  153 120 1928  
149   Ronald George Wallace E Knock Cargo Ship 154 120 1928  
150   Bessemer Thomas Himmelman  Cargo Schooner  158 120 1929  
151   Kromhout Stuart B Hirtle  Cargo Ship  112 107 1929  
152   Isabel F. Spindler Willet Spindler  Schooner  145   1929  
153   Isabelle Corkum Eric Corkum  Cargo Ship  151 118 1929  
154   Leah Beryl Lawrence Zinck  Schooner  145   1929  
155   Shirley B. Corkum Christian Iversen  Schooner  145   1929 Motor ship 1930 
156 156722 Helen Forsey William Forsey  Cargo Schooner  167   1929 Sunk 1942
157   Howard Donald Wallace E Knock  Cargo Ship  158 121 1930  
158 156726 Mabel Dorothy Foster K Lohnes  Schooner  154   1930 Lost off Newfoundland Nov-55
159   Mavis Barbara Charles H Ritcey  Cargo Ship  162 124 1930  
160   Pasadena II Kenneth Wentzell  Schooner  144   1930  
161   R. B. Bennett Melbourne M Gardner  Cargo Ship  144 116 1930  
162   Bruce & Winona Henry W Adams  Cargo Ship 158 125 1930  
163   Irene Mary Leo Corkum Aux Schooner  162 125 1930  
164   Schwatke MV Shipping Co Ltd  Aux Schooner  91 81 1931  
165   Mudathalapadu Atlantic Shipping Co  Aux Schooner  67 78 1931  
166   Corticelli Blue Line Traders  Cargo Ship 115 100 1931  
167   Alex Johnson Minister of Marine  Motor Vessel  79 86 1931  
168   Amacitia Barbados Shipping Co  Cargo Ship 152 115 1932  
169   Atacama Lavinius A Wentzell  Cargo Ship 149 115 1932  
170   Marjorie & Dorothy C Fenwick Zwicker  Aux Schooner  164 125 1934  
171   E. F. Zwicker E Fenwick Zwicker  Fishing Schooner 167 128 1934 Later training ship Captain James Cook 
172   Muriel Isabel Melbourne M Gardner  Aux Schooner  8 93 1935  
173   Sir Ernest Petter Sir Ernest Petter Vessel Co Cargo Ship 140 118 1935 Later Fairmorse
174   Ethel M. Petite Jeremiah Petite  Aux Schooner  177 139 1935  
175   Arthur J. Lynn Leon J Iverson  Aux Schooner  168 117 1936 Later training ship Richard Henry Dana
176   M. & L. Coaster II Charles H Ernst  Aux Schooner  104 96 1937  
177   Ross Norman Ross Norman Shipping Co  Cargo Ship  197 132 1937  
178   Harry W. Adams Henry W Adams  Aux Schooner  177 129 1937  
179   Princess Arlene Nova Scotia Shippers  Cargo Ship 318 129 1938 Exploded and burnt 1945
180   Lilla B. Boutilier Lilla B Ltd  Aux Schooner  185 129 1938  
181 170275 Theresa E. Connor Nellie C Ltd  Aux G.B. Schooner 185 130 1938 To Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic 1967
182   Brenda Marguerite   Cargo Ship 149 127 1939 Foundered in St. Marys Bay 1965
183   Student Prince II Nova Scotia Shippers Ltd Cargo Ship 387   1939 Wrecked off Fire Island Mar-41
184 170664 Caroline Rose   Fishing Schooner 173   1940 Reefed in Georgian Bay Aug-90
185   Marilyn Clair   Aux Schooner      1940  
186   Alcala   Aux Schooner      1941  
187   Flora Alberta   Aux Schooner      1941 In collision and sank off Halifax Apr-43
188   Nellie Cluett   Aux Schooner      1941  
189   J E Kenney Nova Scotia Shippers Ltd Cargo Ship 338 166 1941 Later General Schmidlin 1944, Cedarwood (AGSC 539) 1946, Beaver 1968, scrapped 1969
190   Sherman Zwicker Zwicker & Company G.B. Schooner 180 142 1942 To Grand Banks Schooner Museum 1969
191   Eskimo (M 456) Royal Canadian Air Force Supply Boat 379 155 1942 Ex-Lawrence K. Sweeney, damaged and scrapped 1957
192   Beaver (M 522) Royal Canadian Air Force Supply Boat   170 1943 Wrecked off Cape James Aug-46
193 na CT 64 Royal Canadian Navy Tug 67 65 1943  
194 na CT 65 Royal Canadian Navy Tug  67 65 1943 To Italy as Tenax 
195   Orel         1943  
196 na CT 96 Royal Canadian Navy Tug 67 65 1944 To Italy as Riccione 
197 na CT 97 Royal Canadian Navy Tug  67 65 1944 To Italy 1945 
198   Francis Geraldine   Fishing Schooner 192   1944 Sold 1970 for conversion to yacht but abandoned in Galveston Bay
199 na CT 98 Royal Canadian Navy Tug 67 65 1944 To Italy 1945 as Cesare 
200 na CT 99 Royal Canadian Navy Tug 67 65 1944 In service in India 1945, sold 1948
201 na CT 100 Royal Canadian Navy Tug  67 65 1944 Sold 1947 in Singapore
202 175117 Judith Irene Ritcey Bros. Fisheries Schooner 199   1945  
203 na CT 261   Tug 67 65 1945 Now Brigadoon 
204 176293 Walter G Sweeney Walter G. Sweeney Co Cargo Ship 321   1945 Sank off Cape Breton Oct-61
205 na CT 262 Royal Canadian Navy Tug 67 65 1945 Later Foundation Alice, Marny M, scrapped 1963 
206 na CT 263 Royal Canadian Navy Tug  67 65 1945 Later Brad 
207 na CT 264 Royal Canadian Navy Tug 67 65 1946 Later Port John 
208 na CT 265 Royal Canadian Navy Tug 67 65 1946 Later Margaret Mac, Dunville 
209   Margaret Busby         1946  
210 177425 Calabogie         1946 Suspended 2008
211   Velvet Lady W. L. Sweeney Coastal Freighter 369   1947 Wrecked 1955
212   Marion Crouse   Trawler 181   1947  
213 177680 Cape George II         1947 Suspended 2008
214   Vagabond Prince   Coastal Freighter 392   1947 Exploded and burnt 1966
215   Lady Patricia   Coastal Freighter 349   1947 Wrecked 1954
216   Lady Cecil   Coastal Freighter 400   1948 Later Claudette V 1957, abandoned in St P & M 1959
217   Sally Irene         1947  
218   Doris Susan         1948  
219   Jean Frances         1949  
220 192650 Cape Fourchu   Trawler 219   1950 Later A 24 1974, suspended 2008
221 193879 Cape Scatari   Trawler 218   1951 Suspended 2008
222 193841 Fort Louisbourg   Trawler 

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  1951 Suspended 2008
223   Manatee   Trawler 200   1952 Later Lunenburg
224   Betty Harris         1951  
225 194106 Lady of Fatima         1951 Closed 1984
  170920 Mapeda   Sedan Trawler 12   1950 Now The Reel Thing
  189362 Souqar II           Suspended 2008
  189487 Lynn & Shel           Closed 1998
  192308 Brigadoon Maritime Dredging Tug 48   1951 Active
  192437 Rozinante   Rozinante-class Yacht 33 28 1951 Closed 1999
  193845 Wayne Michael           Suspended 2008
  194430 Ekolite           Closed 1990
  194435 George & Pauline           Suspended 2008
  197570 A. Sterling Macmillan           NLD 1991
  198861 Ralphie J           Suspended 2008
  198869 Rocket II Henry Clarke