Cowles Shipyard, Buffalo NY

Most recent update: May 4, 2016.


Cowles Shipyard Co. was started in 1899 by Benjamin L. Cowles, the owner of Cowles Towing: it closed in 1934 but does not seem to have built any new boats after WWI.  If anyone can tell me where exactly this shipyard was, and/or add to the table below, please send your input to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
  93098 Major Symons

Cowles Towing

Tug 43 1900

Later J. E. Carroll 1921, T. V. O'Connor 1930, abandoned 1940

  93155 Major Kingman

Cowles Towing

Tug 47 1901

Abandoned 1928

  200072 Planet

William Wilson

Tug 24 1903

Later Racey 1909 (Canada ON 100630), Paul Evans 1953, Racey 1982, Bytown Pumper 1990, The S. S. Pumper 1997, active

  201991 Theodore E. Cowles

Cowles Towing

Tug 33 1905

Later Joe Van 1955, active

  204106 John Kelderhouse Empire Engineering Tug 100 1907 Later Sachem 1911, Derek E 1990, active
  205063 Walter Mattick Cowles Towing Tug 102 1908 Later Merchant 1919, to USACOE 1924 as Marinette, sold 1947 as Esther S (Canada ON 179138), Mount Mackay 1966, active
  205312 Erastus C. Knight Frank P. Coyle Tug 47 1908 Later Aubrey 1918, Edward E. Gillen 1964, sank off Milwaukee 1981
  205618 Grover Cleveland City of Buffalo PD Passenger 59 1908 To USAQMD 1918, sold 1920 as Newarker, retired 1971

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163797 Lackawanna   Dredge 331 1909  
  206433 Favorite   Passenger 155 1909  
  207404 Crescent   Cargo 385 1910  
    Erie   Tanker 14 1911  
  209385 Frank Lenahan   Tug 35 1911  
  210695 John Henry   Tug 35 1912  
  211249 Hedge Wickwire Wickwire Steel Tug 83 1913 Later Liberty 1916, Matton 20 1936, scrapped 1974
  211702 Colonel Ward Cowles Towing Tug 41 1913 Later Ross Coddington 1924, Joseph J. Olivieri 1966, John Michael 1980, active
  212807 Arthur Schoellkopf   Tug 15 1914  
  212902 Samuel J. Dark Cowles Towing Tug 58 1914 Later William R. Panton 1940, Wilcox II 1965, active
  213036 Wm. D. Kropp William D. Kropp Tug 33 1915 Active