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 email@example.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