Eckford Webb, later Webb & Bell, Greenpoint NY

Most recent update: May 24, 2016.


Eckford Webb was William H. Webb's brother, named by their father, Isaac Webb, for the great shipbuilder, Henry Eckford.  Eckford Webb started out on his own but in 1856 teamed up with George W. Bell, changing the name of their business to Webb & Bell.  Their yard was at the foot of Milton Street.  The table below is clearly incomplete: if anyone has any data to add to it, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Built Disposition
Built by Eckford Webb
1819 Abbie Union Ferry Co. Ferry 299 1852 Abandoned 1884
Agnes Union Ferry Co. Ferry 299 1852 Burnt 1862
14938 Lydia Union Ferry Co. Ferry 299 1852 Abandoned 1872
Ellen Union Ferry Co. Ferry 341 1853 To USA 1861
Louise Union Ferry Co. Ferry 341 1853 Abandoned 1866
New York Hudson River RR Ferry   1853  
Leviathan Spofford, Tileston & Co Tug 537 1853 Burnt 1856 at Sandy Hook NJ
Sting Ray Wakeman & Dimon Clipper Ship 985 1854  
Built by Webb & Bell
Primeira Thomas Raney   350 1860 Foundered 1863
na Chippewa US Navy Gunboat 691 1861 Sold 1865
865 America Union Ferry Co. Ferry 552 1862 Abandoned 1903
25076 Union Union Ferry Co. Ferry 546 1862 Burnt 1929 in Port Richmond NY
11456 Hamilton Union Ferry Co. Ferry 552 1863 Abandoned 1918
11457 Henry Burden P. A. Burden & Co. Steamer 280 1862 To USA 1883
Winona Union Ferry Co. Ferry 649 1868 To USA 1917 as GEN George E. Pond, sold 1922 as Winona, deleted 1925