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Matton Shipyard, Cohoes NY

Most recent update: October 22, 2015.


John E. Matton started his original shipyard in 1899, on the Champlain Canal, about three miles north of the Waterford side-cut: he moved to Cohoes in 1916.  His son Ralph joined him in 1922 and the company became, first, John E. Matton & Son, and, later, John E. Matton & Sons.  The yard closed in 1966 and was sold to Bart Turecamo, who kept the Matton name, operating it as Matton Shipyard Company, until it closed again in 1983.  The Cohoes yard was at the northern tip of Van Schaick Island, between Cohoes and Waterford, at the eastern end of the Erie Canal: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery

Disposition

Built in Waterford NY

  163231 Edward Mullen   Canal Boat 103 1907  
  163526 Wm. L. Sparks   Canal Boat 99 1907  
  163908 Clinton Wilson R. G. Hays Canal Boat 102 1909  
  163909 Helen Janet R. G. Hays Canal Boat 100 1909  
  164455 John B. Shinners   Canal Boat 106 1911  
  164456 John E. Matton   Canal Boat 106 1911  
  164457 Thos. J. Smith   Canal Boat 103 1911  
  164648 Thompson Smith Thomas J. Burns Canal Boat 105 1911  
  164863 John D. Coffin   Canal Boat 105 1912  
  165305 Dr. G. W. Crissey Edgar Noel Canal Boat 104 1913  
  165306 Eugene J. Sullivan   Canal Boat 103 1913  
  165309 Willie A. Shova William A. Doyle Canal Boat 104 1913  
  165670 Edna M. Matton Edmund M. Glode Canal Boat 104 1914  
  165671 Melinda Reilly   Canal Boat 104 1914  
  165971 Joseph Glode Merritt E. LaChance Canal Boat 104 1915  
  165972 Molly D. Roberts Alexander Robert Canal Boat 104 1915  
  166091 George E. Weightman Delia McIntyre Canal Boat 108 1915  
  166337 Edward L. Archer Gabriel Robert Canal Boat 108 1915 Later Helen F. Kennedy
  166339 Mary E. Nealer F. A. Poissant Canal Boat 108 1916  
  166340 Robert B. Weightman Napoleon Suprenant Canal Boat 108 1916  

Built in Cohoes NY

  166751 Alice Thompson Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1917  
  166754 James A. Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1917  
  166755 James M. Bussey Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1917  
  166757 Margaret Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1917  
  166951 George S. Bord Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1917  
  167022 Henry & Corine Oliver Lafontaine Canal Boat 157 1917  
  167027 Catherine Frank Patnode Canal Boat 108 1917  
  167028 Gwendolyn Herbert Magraw Canal Boat 108 1917  
  167029 Ignatius Mary V. Benham Canal Boat 108 1917  
  167059 Leome & Dennis Marvin H. Lear Canal Boat 108 1917  
  167036 Clara A. Dillon James Hillis Barge 254 1917  
  167262 Capt. M. Chapman Frank J. Lafontaine Barge 254 1918  
  167264 Major Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 253 1918  
  167377 B. A. Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 253 1918  
  167378 Sanders A. Wertheim Murray Lighterage Barge 253 1918  
  167382 Theodore Miller Jr. Murray Lighterage Barge 253 1918  
  167383 Col. Smith Murray Lighterage Barge 253 1918  
  167391 Otto Peterson   Barge 247 1918 Later Liberty
  167579 James L. Hines James M. Tucker Barge 254 1919  
  167580 Mame A. Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1919  
  167581 Ida & Elsie Joe Allore Canal Boat 106 1919  
  167621 Thomas M. Finnican George H. Guerrin Canal Boat 166 1919  
  167662 Gertrude Weightman George Weightman Barge 254 1919  
  167712 John A. McDonald William Hanley Barge 247 1919  
  167721 Edith McCourt Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1919 Later John H. Murray 
  167744 Vincent E. Bird Thomas A. Tucker Barge 247 1919  
  167745 Michael J. Byrnes Jr. Cayuga Shipping Barge 247 1920  
  167888 Mary L. Raftery Thomas A. Tucker Barge 247 1920  
  167889 Lila E. Hanley R. G. Hays Barge 247 1920  
  167891 Fred W. Barth Cayuga Shipping Barge 247 1920  
  167996 Rose Leary   Barge 247 1920 Later Marion Murray
  168214 William Weightman George Weightman Barge 254 1921  
  168215 Admiral Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1920  
  168216 Katherine Murray Lighterage Canal Boat 125 1921  
  168218 Edna Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1920  
  168219 Bessie Murray Lighterage Canal Boat 125 1921  
  168221 Elsie Murray Lighterage Canal Boat 125 1921  
  168222 Patricia Murray Lighterage Canal Boat 125 1921  
  168223 Eileen Murray Lighterage Canal Boat 125 1921  
  168247 Beulah Murray Lighterage Canal Boat 125 1921  
  168277 Isabella Murray Lighterage Canal Boat 125 1921  
  168639 Ernest Thurston   Barge 252 1923 Later Hanley Line
  168641 Edward Thurston Jr. John R. Winslow Barge 266 1923  
  168674 Emma L. Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1920  
  168675 Katie Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1920  
  168676 Matie E. Murray Murray Lighterage Barge 247 1920  
  168918 Drayton T. Thurston Marie Tucker Barge 266 1924  
  169484 Michael A. Nealy   Barge 255 1926 Later Melvin J. Chapman
  169008 Champlain Flora D. Cunningham Ferry 22 1922  
  175012 Matton No. 1 George Weightman Barge 272 1928  
  229155 Matton Matton Steamboat Tug 45 1929  
276 238495 John E. Matton John E. Matton Tug 119 Jul-39 To USN 1940 as Tamaque (YN 52), sold 1947 as Athena, later Jesse D, now Atlantic 7
277 na Tigre Peruvian Govt. Tug 144 Dec-41 Now Franco
278 na Curaray Peruvian Govt. Tug 144 Dec-42 Active
na SC 985 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 19-Dec-42 To USCG 1945 as Air Merlin (WAVR 439)
na SC 986 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 29-Apr-43 To USSR 1945 as BO 305
SC 987 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 7-Jun-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Oriole (WAVR 440), later Empress, Lillian B, CTL 1976
na SC 988 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 14-Jul-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Owl (WAVR 441)
na SC 989 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 2-Aug-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Parakeet (WAVR 442)
  600358     Tug 49 1943 Now Norene II
286 na ST 87 US Army Tug 106 Feb-44 To Finland 1946 as No. 10, later DR-10, Halli, Mistral 3, Jean Luc, Jason, scrapped 1986 
287 na ST 88 US Army Tug 106 Mar-44 To Finland 1946 as No. 1, later DR-1, Fulgor, Furius, Furia, now Furius
288 na ST 89 US Army Tug 106 Apr-44 To Finland 1946 as  No. 4, later Star, Rauma II, Mars II, Fakir, scrapped 1984
289 na ST 90 US Army Tug 106 Jun-44 To Finland 1946 as No. 17, later DR-17, Poitsila, Partner, Nina H, now Poitsila
290 na YTL 452 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 To Vietnam 1969 as HQ 9508., scrapped 1980s
291 na YTL 453 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 Destroyed 1947
292 na YTL 454 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 To Taiwan 1963 as YTL 11, scrapped 1980s
293 na YTL 455 US Navy Tug 70d 1944 To Venezuela 1963 as 3, scrapped 1990s
294 na YTL 456 US Navy Tug 70d 1945 To Vietnam 1969 as HQ 9509, scrapped 1980s
295 na YTL 457 US Navy Tug 70d 1945 To Vietnam 1971 as HQ 9511, scrapped 1980s
296 248591 John E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 138 Sep-45 Later Hollywood, Brevard, now in Dom. Rep.
297 250507 Margaret Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 138 1946 Later Fort Lauderdale, Evening Light, Hudson, foundered 2005
298
299 254293 Edna M. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 142 1947 Later Cree II, K-1
300 258944 Oil Transfer No. 31 Oil Transfer Corp. Tank Barge 1,194 Nov-49 Now Trader II
261925 Edward Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 141 1951 Later Morania No. 9, reefed 2000
na BC 6212 U. S. Army Lighter 1951 To USN as YC 1443
na BC 6449 U. S. Army Lighter 1953 To USN as YON 269, sold 1995
na BC 6560 U. S. Army Lighter 1953 To USN as YC 1445, sold 1976
307 na LT 2095 U. S. Army Tug 141 Jul-54 Later named Shamokin, to USN 1964 as Kewaunee (YTM 752), scrapped 1976
308 na LT 2096 U. S. Army Tug 141 Jul-54 Later named Valley Forge, retired 2011

Matton took over this 15-boat contract from  American Boiler Works, of Erie PA

1054066 ST 2116 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named King's Mountain, sold 1997, now Orion
ST 2117 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired 1988
1123899 ST 2118 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Guilford Courthouse, sold 2001
ST 2119 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Bennington, retired 1994
ST 2120 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired
ST 2121 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired
ST 2122 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Retired
ST 2123 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Ninety-Six, retired
1142411 ST 2124 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Quaker Hill, sold 2002, now Betsy
ST 2125 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Sag Harbor, retired 1988
ST 2126 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Stony Point, sold 2004, now yacht Stony Point
ST 2127 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Appomattox, retired 1988
ST 2128 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Dorchester Heights, retired 1987
ST 2129 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Bunker Hill, retired 1991
1136553 ST 2130 U. S. Army Tug 122d 1954 Later named Fort Mifflin, sold 2001, now yacht ST 2130
588795 Marine Discoverer Tug 147 1954 Later Joseph R, Seana C, now Henry Brusco
322 271730 Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 141 1954 Later Kathleen Turecamo, Troy, reefed 1990
323 272008 Matton 25 Matton Shipyard Tug 141 1956 Later Joan Turecamo, Everglades
324 274648 Ralph E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 151 1957 Later Mary Turecamo, Albany, scrapped 2007
325 276627 John E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 151 1958 Later Morania No. 12, Cissy Reinauer, Cissi, Mischief, now Thornton Bros.
326
327 279577 Everglades Port Everglades Towing Tug 166 1959 Later Captain Nelson, now Manatee
328 283882 Challenger Port Everglades Towing Tug 166 1960 Later Captain Brinn, now Captain Bim
329 287887 Margaret Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 158 1962 Now Margaret Turecamo
330
331 293096 John E. Matton Matton Shipyard Tug 162 1964 Later Helen J. Turecamo, sank 1988

Built by Matton Shipyard Company

332 515484 Bart J. Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 266 Aug-68 Now Bart Turecamo
Launch No. 1 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1966 Active
Launch No. 5 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1966 Sold c1996, sank, restored to service 1998
Launch No. 9 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1967 Active
Launch No. 13 N.Y.P.D. Launch 25d 1967 Sold pre-1998, active
338 523580 James Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 225 Dec-69 Active
339 533403 Mobil 1 Mobil Shipping Tug 271 Jul-71 Later Tioga, now Zachary Reinauer
340 544747 Mary Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 263 Dec-72 Later Texaco Capella, now John Turecamo
341 569612 Jean Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 289 1975 Later Texaco Tampa, Star Tampa, Dolphin, now Jean Turecamo
342 na Largo Remo Refineria Panama Tug 279 Sep-76 Later Tridente, now Vesca R-18 (Panama)
343 591229 Michael Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 196 May-78 Active
344 630426 Joan Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 192 Mar-81 Active
345 653470 Mary Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 193 Mar-83 Active