Gildersleeve Shipbuilding, Gildersleeve CT

Added January 26, 2017 but still a work in progress.


S. Gildersleeve & Sons was started by Sylvester Gildersleeve in 1821, becoming Gildersleeve Shipbuilding Company in 1908 and Gildersleeve Ship Construction Company in 1917.  It closed in 1932.  The yard was on the Connecticut River, just north of Portland CT: the site, which is now occupied by Petzold's Marine Center, can be seen from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com .  

Hull # O.N. Original Name Leading Owner Type GT d=LDT Ft. Built Disposition
1   Boston Packet Seth Overton Sloop 70d   1821  
2   Caravan Seth Overton Sloop 50d   1823  
3   Gordon Gordon Whitmore Sloop 80d   1824  
4   Stranger Joel Hall Schooner 175d   1826  
5   Emily Joel Hall Sloop 120d   1826  
6   Mary Joel Hall Sloop 105d   1826  
7   Planter Joel Hall Sloop 110d   1827  
8   Albany Joel Hall Sloop 125d   1827  
9   China Joel Hall Schooner 180d   1828  
10   Aspasia Norman Pease Schooner 180d   1828  
11   Boston Joel Hall Schooner 155d   1829  
12   Niagara Joel Hall Sloop 135d   1829  
13   Jane Joel Hall Sloop 115d   1830  
14   Deborah S. Gildersleeve Schooner 135d   1831  
15   Jane Maria Joel Hall Sloop 115d   1831  
16   Frances Ann Norman Pease Brig 225d   1831  
17   Franklin Allen Stewart Sloop 100d   1832  
18   Statira S. Gildersleeve Brig 190d   1832  
19   Mary Henry Churchill Schooner 160d   1833  
20   Lydia Henry Churchill Schooner 160d   1833  
21   Mary Shields Levi Stewart Schooner 125d   1833  
22   Brace Joel Hall Schooner 160d   1834  
23   Mary Jane Joel Hall Schooner 160d   1834  
24   Erie Asaph Hall Schooner 140d   1834  
25   Henrietta Joel Hall Schooner 160d   1835  
26   Amelia Joel Hall Sloop 125d   1835  
27   Julia Seth Overton Sloop 70d   1835  
28   Orion Russell & Hall Sloop 125d   1835  
29   Henrietta Jane Rain & Morgan Schooner 160d   1835  
30 16486 Mary Elizabeth Asa Strickland Sloop 56 64 1836 Later schooner
31   Octavia Henry Churchill Schooner 200d   1836  
32   Joel Hall Joel Hall Sloop 125d   1836  
33   Wm. Bryan Wm. Hendley Schooner 150d   1836 First to serve the NY-Texas route
34   Marion Russell & Hall Schooner 125d   1837  
35   Shoal Water S. Johnson Schooner 60d   1837  
36   Eliot Ebenezer Flower Schooner 125d   1838  
37   Isabella S. Gildersleeve Brig 250d   1838  
38   Samuel Hall Joel Hall Sloop 100d   1839  
39   Phoenix Evelyn White Sloop 100d   1839  
40   Robert Mills Wm. Hendley Schooner 200d   1839  
41   Henry Wm. Hendley Sloop 100d   1840  
42   Sterling Chas. Perry Brig 400d   1840  
43   Star Brooks, Jackman Scow 50d   1841  
44   Mary Wm. W. Wakemen Brig 280d   1841  
45   Cornelia J. W. Davis Schooner 250d   1841  
46   Star Republic Wm. Hendley Barque 476d   1842  
47   Middletown Brooks & Davis Ferry 25d   1843  
48   Lone Star Wm. Hendley Sloop 85d   1844  
49   Empire Z. B. Wakeman Brig 350d   1844  
50   Hartford J. Godfrey Ship 700d   1845  
51 22565 Silas Brainerd E. & S. Brainerd Schooner 83 69 1845  
52   J. G. McNeil Wm. Hendley Schooner 90d   1846  
53   Marion Henry Perry Ship 600d   1846  
54   Nathan Shaler Shaler & Hall Schooner 135d   1846  
55   Uncle Bill Wm. Hendley Schooner 90d   1846  
56   Harmonia Dunham & Dimon Ship 950d   1847  
57   Stephen F. Austin Wm. Hendley Ship 625d   1847  
58   B. R. Milan Wm. Hendley Ship 650d   1848  
59   W. B. Travis Wm. Hendley Ship 850d   1848  
60   J. W. Fanning Wm. Hendley Ship 500d   1849  
61   Wm. H. Wharton Wm. Hendley Ship 1000d   1850  
62   Joseph Hall Middlesex Quarry Schooner 155d   1850  
63 9305 Freestone E. & S. Brainerd Schooner 71 73 1850  
64 10325 George Gillum Middlesex Quarry Schooner 100 73 1851  
65   Harvest E. Sherwood Barque 550d   1851  
66   Frederick Hall Brainerd Quarry Schooner 155d   1851  
67 7496 E. M. Duffield Brainerd Quarry Schooner 108 76 1851 Foundered 1908
68 12960 Joseph Rogers Middlesex Quarry Schooner 102 77 1851 Later a bage
69   Hannah E. Chave Shaler & Hall Schooner 135d   1852  
70   Ravenswood S. Gildersleeve Ship 1000d   1852  
71   Lion Whitehead Schooner 175d   1853  
72   Eagle Whitehead Schooner 175d   1853  
73   S. N. Williams L. M. Hitchcox Pilot Boat 75d   1853  
74   Jane M. Brainerd Brainerd Quarry Schooner 145d   1854  
75   S. Gildersleeve S. Gildersleeve Ship 1400d   1854 Burnt by CSS Alabama
76   E. M. Clark O. G. Terry Barge 300d   1854  
77   James Lawrence J. Godfrey Schooner 400d   1855  
78   J. Godfrey J. Godfrey Barque 600d   1855  
79 20269 Parthenia Gleason & Willard Propeller 190   1856 Burnt 1870 off Falkner I.
80 556 Annie J. Russell Middlesex Quarry Schooner 110 80 1856  
81   National Guard J. H. Brower Ship 1500d   1857  
82   J. C. Kuhn S. Gildersleeve Barque 1100d   1859  
83 22574 The Spare Boat Middetown Ferry Ferry 43   1859  
84   Free Wind S. Gildersleeve Schooner 260d   1860  
85   Cayuga U.S. Navy Gunboat 500d   1861  
86 6265 Dudley Buck Hartford & NY SS Co. Propeller 234   1862 Abandoned 1879
87   Rival Wm. W. Wakeman Brig 600d   1862  
88 785 America Wakeman, Dinon & Co. Steamship 813   1863  
89 25082 United States Wakeman, Dinon & Co. Steamship 1289   1864  
90   E. F. Meany Middlesex Quarry Schooner 200d   1864  
91 13471 J. I. Worthington J. I. Worthington Schooner 173 108 1864  
92 11289 Helen Augusta S. Gildersleeve Schooner 141 95 1865  
93   Emily S. Gildersleeve H. G. Hubbard Schooner 325d   1865  
94   Florence H. Allen H. Fuller Schooner 500d   1866  
95   Henry Harteau Middlesex Quarry Schooner 200d   1866  
96 6202 David Currie Shaler & Hall Schooner 171 100 1866 Foundered 1907
97   Mary E. Rankin Lewis Crosby Schooner 425d   1867  
98 17627 Marcia S. Lewis Enoch Lewis Schooner 219 123 1867  
99   Savine S. Gildersleeve Barque 1300d   1868  
100   F. G. Russell Middlesex Quarry Schooner 250d   1868  
101 2733 Brazos S. Gildersleeve Barque 917 168 1870  
102 20363 Portland Middletown Ferry Ferry 329 98 1870  
103 54391 Protection Consumers Ice Co. Ice Barge 636   1871  
104 75302 J. W. Allison E. Brainerd Steamer 112 94 1871  
105 90312 Middlesex Middlesex Quarry Freighter 183 124 1871 Later Unit, abandoned 1
106 125076 City of Dallas Delamater & Co. Steamship 915 184 1872  
107   Louise P. Mallory S. Gildersleeve Schooner 550d   1873  
108 42551 H. J. Bean Consumers Ice Co. Ice Barge 633d   1873  
109 110167 Ruth Robinson S. Gildersleeve Schooner 496 140 1874  
110 15979 Leona J. H. Brower Schooner 202 104 1874  
111 105407 Ada G. Shortland S. F. Shortland Schooner 227 117 1874  
112 50984 Minott F. Winch New York City Ice Co. Ice Barge 645   1874  
113 62745 William Kemp New York City Ice Co. Ice Barge 602   1875  
114   Wm. Nelson National Ice Co. Ice Barge 800d   1875  
115   J. W. Mason National Ice Co. Ice Barge 800d   1876  
116   Robert Burns National Ice Co, Ice Barge 900d   1876  
117 LV 41 Vineyard Sound U.S. Lighthouse Service Lightship 387 114 1876 Wrecked on the Romer Shoal 1899, sold 1934
118   Nameless Chas. Pratt & Co. Tank Barge 300d   1877  
119 110406 Rebecca S. Gildersleeve Schooner 142 98 1879  
120   Nautilus Chas. Pratt & Co. Tank Barge 300d   1880  
121   Neptune Chas. Pratt & Co. Tank Barge 300d   1880  
122   Navigator Chas. Pratt & Co. Tank Barge 300d   1880  
123   Novelty Chas. Pratt & Co. Tank Barge 300d   1880  
124   Nimrod Chas. Pratt & Co. Tank Barge 300d   1880  
125   Nymph Chas. Pratt & Co.. Tank Barge 300d   1880  
126 34177 Chas. E. Goin C. H. Mallory & Co Lighter 111   1880  
127 34176 C. F. Deering C. H. Mallory & Co Lighter 107   1880  
128 54484 P. C. Golder C. H. Mallory & Co Lighter 127   1881  
129 57900 Samuel Walker C. H. Mallory & Co Lighter 120   1881  
130 53251 O. M. Hitchcock C. H. Mallory & Co Lighter 126   1882  
131 135630 Emily Shepard S. Gildersleeve Schooner 179 102 1882  
132 57901 Samuel B. Baker Jr. C. H. Mallory & Co Lighter 132   1883  
133 135732 Emily F. Northam S. Gildersleeve Schooner 332 131 1883  
134   S. T. W. Sandford National Ice Co. Ice Barge 825d   1884  
135   Wm. de Groot National Ice Co. Ice Barge 825d   1884  
  91730 Mattabessett   Freight Barge 78   1884  
  61114 Volunteer   Freight Barge 344   1887  
  85963 Gildersleeve     23 60 1887  
  3448 Brownstone   Steamer 253 83 1889  
  34213 Cactus   Freight Barge 795   1890  
  42728 H&NYT Co. No. 7 H & NY Tptn. Co. Freight Barge 513 154 1891  
  42733 H&NYT Co. No. 8 H & NY Tptn. Co. Freight Barge 513 154 1892  
  35536 David Moore   Freight Barge 270   1893  
  54520 President   Freight Barge 277   1893  
  46615 James Wixted   Freight Barge 291 110 1893  
  51247 Majestic   Freight Barge 286 105 1894  
42752 H&NYT Co. No. 10 H & NY Tptn. Co. Freight Barge 525 157 1896
  42764 H&NYT Co. No. 11 H & NY Tptn. Co. Freight Barge 575 182 1896  
  48624 Lizzie   Freight Barge 261   1897  
  48623 Lucy   Freight Barge 170   1897  
  51279 Mary   Freight Barge 234   1897  
  30148 Alice   Freight Barge 253   1898  
  48632 Louisa   Freight Barge 247   1898  
  51285 Marion McWilliams Bros. Freight Barge 383 122 1898  
  35562 Dorothea   Freight Barge 287   1899  
  51338 Mamie McWilliams Bros. Freight Barge 283 105 1899  
  30166 Amelia   Freight Barge 283 105 1899  
  30204 Anna   Freight Barge 284 105 1899  
  36912 Eva   Freight Barge 363 109 1899 Later Blue Moon
  31596 Bessie McWilliams Bros. Freight Barge 338 108 1899  
  39734 Grace McWilliams Bros. Freight Barge 341 108 1899  
  37610 Florence   Freight Barge 335   1900  
  39756 Glenwood   Freight Barge 322   1900  
  42833 Hattie   Freight Barge 293 110 1900  
  48679 Lillian   Freight Barge 344   1901  
  51419 Mabel   Freight Barge 289 110 1901  
  51412 Madeline   Freight Barge 343   1901  
  51420 Martha   Freight Barge 291 110 1901  
  39768 Genieve McWilliams Bros. Freight Barge 347 108 1901  
  42853 Hurricane V. Youngman & Co. Freight Barge 526 135 1901 Later Blue Boy
  34402 Carrie McWilliams Bros. Freight Barge 385 121 1901  
  30285 Alma Scully's Towing & Tptn. Freight Barge 385 121 1902  
  42864 Helen Scully's Towing & Tptn. Freight Barge 385 121 1901  
  44345 Ida Scully's Towing & Tptn. Freight Barge 385 121 1902  
  46607 Julia Scully's Towing & Tptn. Freight Barge 385 121 1902 Later Blue Ocean
  46590 Jennie Scully's Towing & Tptn. Freight Barge 385 121 1901  
  46603 Jessie   Freight Barge 294 110 1902  
  51445 Myra   Freight Barge 233   1902  
  56697 Ruth McWilliams Bros. Freight Barge 290 105 1902 Later S. E. Vincent
  42880 Harry Hudson Smith Keeler Tptn. Freight Barge 321 108 1902  
  111402 Rocky Hill   Ferry 33 50 1902  
  36981 Edna   Freight Barge 384 121 1903  
  56708 Richard   Freight Barge 293 110 1903  
  162061 Elheurah   Freight Barge 385 121 1903  
  162073 Elsie   Freight Barge 293 110 1903  
  162119 Barberaux   Freight Barge 294 110 1903  
  162040 Clara   Freight Barge 293 110 1903  
  37648 Fay   Freight Barge 256   1903  
  51454 Marcia   Freight Barge 292 110 1903 Later John McCarthy
  48704 Letty Keeler Tptn. Freight Barge 383 121 1903  
  162030 Margaret Keeler Tptn. Freight Barge 384 121 1903  
  162164 Sylvester Seaboard & Inland Barge Freight Barge 384 121 1904  
  162290 Jerry   Freight Barge 291 110 1904  
  162308 Henry   Freight Barge 292 110 1904  
  162529 Margaret Carbray   Canal Boat 103   1904  
  162382 Ferdinand   Freight Barge 397 121 1905  
  162383 Philip Armstrong Tptn. Freight Barge 397 121 1905  
  162428 Oliver   Freight Barge 305 110 1905  
  162429 William   Freight Barge 305 110 1905  
  162485 Warner   Freight Barge 291 110 1905  
  162515 Alfred   Freight Barge 291 110 1905  
  162532 Walter   Freight Barge 291 110 1905  
  163018 Arthur   Freight Barge 240   1906  
  162749 Nelson   Freight Barge 305 110 1906  
  162840 Le Roy   Freight Barge 291 110 1906  
  162881 Myron   Freight Barge 291 110 1906  
  162907 Munsell   Freight Barge 291 110 1906  
  162928 Andrew   Freight Barge 291 110 1906  
  162961 Willard   Freight Barge 306 110 1906  
  162680 Louis   Freight Barge 396 126 1906 Later B. S. Hinckley
  163119 H&NYT Co. No. 21 H & NY Tptn. Co. Freight Barge 522 147 1907  
  163198 H&NYT Co. No. 26 H & NY Tptn. Co. Freight Barge 522 147 1907  
  162679 Charles Seaboard & Inland Barge Freight Barge 396 126 1907  
  163245 Dan Eastern Tptn. Freight Barge 318 110 1907  
  163303 Blue Line   Freight Barge 594 131 1907  
  163347 Peters   Freight Barge 299 110 1907  
  163348 Frank   Freight Barge 301 110 1907  
  163383 Raymond   Freight Barge 301 110 1907  
  163481 No. 10 Robert J. Wright & Son Car Float 254 140 1907  
  163486 Robert J Robert J. Wright & Son Deck Scow 244 110 1908  
  163327 George   Freight Barge 312 106 1907 To USN 1917 as ID-1725
  163391 Robert   Freight Barge 291 110 1907 Later Pier Light
  205426 Ruth Logan   Sloop 10 32 1908  
  163564 Howard   Freight Barge 309 110 1908  
  163611 Oscar   Freight Barge 308 110 1908  
  163691 Joel Bertell W. King Freight Barge 468 121 1908 Later Joe Scully, Le Baron S. Willard
  163565 John Hall Eastern Tptn. Freight Barge 309 110 1908  
  163617 James H. Scully Scully's Towing & Tptn. Coal Barge 608 131 1908 Later Blue Gown, Lazaretto
  163659 Frank P. Scully Scully's Towing & Tptn. Coal Barge 608 131 1908 Later Blue Feather
  163441 A. E. Mitchell   Freight Barge 593 131 1908 Later Blue Jeans
  163442 Jack O'Brien Bros. Freight Barge 291 110 1908 Later Park Light
  163660 Louis McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1908  
  163687 Stewart McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1908  
  163610 G. K. Mellen McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1908  
  163975 Bill Scully McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1908  
  163826 Joseph McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1909  
  163868 Samuel McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1909 Later Sarah Scully, Nancy Willard
  163886 Egbert McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1909  
  163932 Malcolm McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 448 116 1909  
  163751 Norman Eastern Tptn. Freight Barge 302 110 1909  
  163752 Thomas Eastern Tptn. Freight Barge 302 110 1909  
  163753 Wilbert Eastern Tptn. Freight Barge 302 110 1909  
  163849 Edward Eastern Tptn. Freight Barge 302 110 1909  
  163931 Harold Ind. Lighterage Co. Freight Barge 314 110 1909  
  164015 David Ind. Lighterage Co. Freight Barge 314 110 1910  
  164016 Fred Ind. Lighterage Co. Freight Barge 314 110 1910  
  164050 Jerome Ind. Lighterage Co. Freight Barge 314 110 1910  
  164114 James Ind. Lighterage Co. Freight Barge 314 110 1910  
  164438 Perry Ind. Lighterage Co. Freight Barge 314 110 1911  
  164301 Donald McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 451 116 1910  
  164272 Junior McWilliams Blue Line Freight Barge 451 116 1910 Later Junior McCann
  164282 Frances Scully Scully's Towing & Tptn. Coal Barge 931 160 1910 Later Blue Crest
    Aster U.S. Lighthouse Service Tender    179   Cancelled
    Palmetto U.S. Lighthouse Service Tender    84   Cancelled
  164578 H&NYT Co. No. 30 H & NY Tptn. Co. Freight Barge 550 157 1911  
  165099 Rita Dempsey Dempsey & Sons Bay Barge 457 175 1912 Later Samuel M
  165253 Louis J. Dempsey Dempsey & Sons Bay Barge 457 175 1913 Later Doris
  170878 Tom Eastern Tptn. Freight Barge 285 110 1913  
  165522 Elmer