Clooney Construction, Lake Charles LA

Most recent update: December 24, 2020.


Clooney Construction & Towing Company was started in 1906 by John F. Clooney, a Newfoundlander who had relocated to Lake Charles: his son, Thomas, later took over and subsequently sold the business.  It closed after WWI.  Initially, the yard was on the east side of the Calcasieu River, just south of the Highway Bridge, but later moved downstream to a larger site, the location of which is not clear but was in the vicinity of Clooney Island.  As usual with the older yards, Clooney's construction record is seriously incomplete: if anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
  213649 Ankla   Schooner 285 143 1915  
  166125 Vaska   Schooner 285   1915  
  214635 Geo. T. Lock   Schooner 801 180 1916  
  214600 Sarah E. Turner George A. Tooker Motor Ship 739 176 1916  
  213983 T. G. Powell   Motor Ship 142   1916  
  214276 Tamboyache   Steamer 185   1916  
  214570 Verda E. Turner   Motor Ship 449   1916  
  215737 A. H. Olwine Eastern Tptn. Co. Sch. Barge 1,077 204 1917  
  215305 Alla G. Turner   Motor Ship 677   1917  
  216212 Col. Bowie Gulf Export & Tptn. Steamer 1,363   1917  
  214927 Hellas   Schooner 581   1917  
  215723 Irma Am. Cargo Tptn. Co. Freighter 614 164 1917  
  214928 James M. Hudson   Schooner 1,011 205 1917  
  214906 N. E. Turner   Motor Ship 724   1917  
  215601 Paciencia   Steamer 313   1917  
  217023 Col. Keith Gulf Export & Tptn. Schooner 884 180 1918  
  218803 Jesse C. Barbour   Schooner 1,908 249 1919  
  218756 Major Slack   Steamer 183   1919  
  219768 Panuco   Steamer 433   1920