Cobb, Butler & Co., Rockland ME

Most recent update: March 23, 2017.


This shipyard, which was noted for its construction of large schooners, was at the east end of Mechanic Street in Rockland, close to the Snow shipyard.  It was started by Francis Cobb in 1845, became Cobb, Butler & Co. in 1889, when Cobb was joined by A. W. Butler, and closed in 1921.  If anyone sees any errors or omissions in this table, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
  17371 Mary Langdon   Schooner 116 1845  
  91196 M. A. Achorn   Schooner 308 1879  
  92245 Morris and Cliff   Schooner 132 1890 Sank off Bear I. 1926
  145639 Thelma   Schooner 525 1893  
  141257 Lavinia M. Snow   Schooner 354 1893 Wrecked on Cape Hatteras 1930
  111328 Rebecca Palmer William F. Palmer 6-m Schooner 2,556 1901  
  93239 Marion N. Cobb   3-m Schooner 459 1902 Foundered off Pensacola 1925
  93395 Monhegan I. E. Archibald Steamer 367 1903 Capsized off Providence RI 1938 and hulked 
  200416 Robert H. McCurdy   4-m Schooner 735 1903 To USN 1917 as SP-3157, returned 1919
  201394 Ellen Little   4-m Schooner 999 1904  
  201735 Governor Powers   4-m Schooner 1,962 1905  
  202500 Ruth B. Cobb   4-m Schooner 620 1905  
  203149 John D. Colwell   4-m Schooner 1,042 1906 Later Florence Thurlow, in collision off New York 1920 and lost
  203190 May Archer Salem Bay Line Steamer 125 1906  
  203616 Northland Northern Marine Pwr Steamer 2,047 1906 Foundered Rio de Janeiro 1921
  204438 Mertie B. Crowley   6-m Schooner 2,824 1907 Wrecked on Martha's Vineyard 1910
  204658 Dean E. Brown   4-m Schooner 719 1907 Missing off Mobile 1917
  205405 Jessie A. Bishop   4-m Schooner 754 1908 Stranded in Nassau inlet 1912
  205707 Frank Brainerd   3-m Schooner 254 1908 Abandoned off the Cape Verde I. 1937
  205708 Lewiston   4-m Schooner 814 1908  
  205923 Stanley M. Seaman   4-m Schooner 1,060 1908 Torpedoed and lost off Cape Hatteras 1918
  206992 William E. Burnham   4-m Schooner 772 1909  
  208698 Martin J. Marran Atlantic Fertilizer Trawler 308 1911 Abandoned 1939
  208887 Herbert N. Edwards Atlantic Fertilizer Trawler 323 1911 Wrecked New London CT 1938
  209859 William B. Murray C. A. Sickles & Bros Trawler 390 1912 Deleted 1939
  209976 Amagansett C. A. Sickler & Bros Trawler 390 1912 Abandoned 1957
  210190 Long Island Atlantic Fertilizer Trawler 390 1912 To USN 1917 as SP-572, sold 1919, foundered Delaware Bay 1936
  211424 East Hampton Atlantic Fertilizer Trawler 390 1913 To USN 1917 as SP-573, sold 1919
  212877 Islesboro   Steamer 119 1914  
  214579 Noble Maxwell Boston Sand & Gravel Steamer 578 1916 Reduced to a barge 1944 
  214969 Frank A. Morey   4-m Schooner 574 1917  
  215474 Theoline   4-m Schooner 594 1917 Lost in the West Indies 1942
  216015 Ella Pierce Thurlow   4-m Schooner 1,505 1918 Foundered off Frying Pan LV 1932
216809 Paul E. Thurlow 4-m Schooner 1,590 1918 Scuttled in Kill Van Kull late-1940s
  217683 Freeman   4-m Schooner 1,070 1919 Scuttled off Halifax 1947
  218623 Ripogenus Great Northern Paper Steamer 2,278 1919  
  218777 Lucia P. Dow   4-m Schooner 998 1919 Scuttled off Halifax 1960
219059 Whitehead Eastern Tptn. Barge 1,253 1919  
  220848 Josephine A. McQuesten   4-m Schooner 1,607 1920 Wrecked in the Hebrides 1936