John F. James & Sons, Essex MA

(previously James & McKenzie [1837-1885] and James & Tarr [1885-1912])

Most recent update: May 20, 2016.


John F. James started this yard in 1837, partnering first with Leonard McKenzie and then with Washington Tarr.  It had a long run, finally closing in 1935.  The yard was on Main Street, where the Perkins Marine facility is today: see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner

Type

GT Built Disposition
Built by James & Tarr (1885-1912)
  130448 Nickerson   Schooner 39 1889  
  136423 Effie M. Morrissey   Schooner 120 1894 Later Ernestina
  121146 Frances Ehalen   Schooner 137 1900  
  107679 Arkona   Schooner 133 1901  
  127544 Corona   Schooner ``9 1901  
  83161 Monitor   Schooner 137 1901  
  127625 Constellation   Motor Ship 137 1902  
  93319 Matchless   Schooner 107 1902  
  117120 Saladin   Motor Ship 137 1902  
  27688 Yakima   Schooner 108 1902  
  200056 Annie Perry   Schooner 116 1903  
  17858 Avalon   Schooner 124 1903  
  200226 Mary F. Curtis   Schooner 121 1903  
  200899 Cavalier   Schooner 135 1904  
  200668 Hazel R. Hines   Schooner 121 1904  
  201102 Independence II   Schooner 145 1904  
  200880 John R. Manta   Schooner 147 1904  
  201602 Louisa R. Sylva   Schooner 131 1904  
  201629 Mary C. Santos   Schooner 122 1904  
  201181 Waldo L. Stream   Schooner 122 1904  
  291814 Arthur James   Schooner 133 1905  
  202127 Conqueror   Schooner 139 1905  
  202274 Jessie Costa   Schooner 130 1905  
  202525 Rose Dorothea   Schooner 147 1905  
  202367 Thomas S. Gorton   Schooner 140 1906  
  202965 Alert   Motor Ship 145 1906  
  203281 Esperanto   Schooner 140 1906  
  204604 Arethusa   Schooner 157 1907  
  204292 John Hays Hammond   Schooner 132 1907  
  205011 Aspinet   Schooner 126 1908  
  204881 Benjamin A. Smith   Motor Ship 146 1908  
  205662 John J. Fallon   Schooner 125 1908  
  205385 Oriole   Schooner 145 1908  
  207219 Josephine de Costa   Schooner 114 1910  
  208250 Valerie   Schooner 139 1910  
  207523 Viola   Brigantine 193 1910  
  209459 Alabama   Schooner 120 1911  
  208437 Eleanor da Costa   Schooner 114 1911  
  208640 Gov. Foss   Schooner 130 1911  
  208931 Laverna   Schooner 141 1911  
  209834 A. Piatt Andrew   Schooner 141 1912  
  209738 Ellen & Mary   Schooner 142 1912  
  210803 Gertrude da Costa   Motor Ship 105 1912  
Built by John F. James & Sons (1913-1931)
  211718 Commonwealth   Motor Ship 141 1913  
  213267 J. M. Marshall   Schooner 101 1915  
  212894 Robert & Richard   Schooner 140 1915  
  214416 Joseph P. Mesquita   Schooner 122 1916  
  215735 Angie L. Marshall   Motor Ship 109 1917  
  215589 Corinthian   Motor Ship 161 1917  
  215482 Walrus B. A. Smith Steam Ship 479 1917 Deleted 1930
  216467 Helja Silva   Motor Ship 140 1917  
  216799 Louise B. Marshall   Schooner 120 1918  
  216647 Pioneer   Motor Ship 233 1918  
    Caroline & Mary   Trawler 144 1919   
  219272 Dawn   Motor Ship 151 1919  
  217542 Ellen T. Marshall   Motor Ship 124 1919  
  218373 Grand Marshal   Motor Ship 128 1919  
  217833 Marechal Foch   Motor Ship 134 1919  
  220928 Governor Marshall   Motor Ship 131 1921  
  221016 Laura Goulart   Motor Ship 143 1921  
  221202 Mayflower   Schooner 164 1921  
  220991 Oretha F. Spinney   Schooner 134 1921  
  222001 Puritan   Schooner 149 1922  
  223032 Wanderer   Motor Yacht 163 1923  
  223805 Falmouth   Motor Ship 124 1924  
  224289 Pilot   Motor Ship 140 1924  
  223569 Radio   Motor Ship 131 1924  
  225000 Isabelle Parker   Motor Ship 110 1925  
  226070 Adventure   Motor Ship 130 1926  
  225321 Mary Spears   Motor Ship 143 1926  
  225756 Roseway   Motor Ship 112 1926  
  226917 Eleanor Nickerson   Motor Ship 143 1927  
  227188 William L. Putnam   Motor Ship 107 1927  
  228013 Amelia M. Pereira   Motor Ship 106 1928  
  227946 Leonora C   Motor Ship 107 1928  
  229196 Edith & Elinor   Motor Ship 134 1929  
  229041 Geraldine & Phyllis   Motor Ship 112 1929  
  229241 Gertrude Parker   Motor Ship 115 1929  
  228227 Maris Stella   Motor Ship 143 1929  
  229331 Andover   Motor Ship 113 1930  
  229797 Antares   Motor Yacht 159 1930  
  230045 Exeter   Motor Ship 114 1930  
  231139 Clara C. Raye   Motor Ship 171 1931  
  231164 Wanderer   Motor Yacht 175 1931