Kelley, Spear & Co., Bath ME

Most recent update: April 13, 2016.


Kelley, Spear & Company was organized in 1886 by John R. Kelley, D. Howard Spear and Elijah F. Sawyer: it closed in 1923.  After moving around a bit, they bought the yard on Front Street, immediately to the south of the Texas Steamship yard.  It was essentially destroyed by fire in 1934, along with Texas Steamship.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built

Disposition

Built in the William Rogers yard (1887-1888)

    Silicon   Bark   1887  
    Massasoit W. & J. M. Phillips 4-masted Schooner 1,317 1888  
  81194 William Lewis William Lewis Steam Bark 462 1888 Wrecked 1891 off Point Barrow
  157292 D. Howard Spear J. S. Winslow & Co. 3-masted Schooner 547 1888 Abandoned 1911 off USEC

Built in the Adams & Hitchcock yard (1889-1899)

    Albertine Adoue Jacques Adoue 3-masted Schooner 716 1890 Wrecked 1894 in the Bahamas, rebuilt as a mailboat
  157317 Daisy Farlin   3-masted Schooner 466 1891 Abandoned 1919 in mid-Atlantic
  76998 J. Percy Bartram S. March & Sons 3-masted Schooner 365 1891 Wrecked 1910 near Porthgain
    Floating Hotel Danforth   Cruise Boat   1892  
  107193 Ardmore   Schooner Barge 821 1895  
  157431 Devon   Schooner Barge 724 1895  
  111086 Rosemont   Schooner Barge 651 1895  
  81521 Wayne   Schooner Barge 820 1895  
  86431 General Knox Maine Central RR Ferry 427 1898 Later Rye Cliffe 1910, burnt 1918
    Massachusetts   4-masted Schooner 502 1898  

Built in the former Moody yard (1899-1903)

  136768 Edith Mystic Steamship Schooner Barge 859 1899 Later Lawrence Howard
   150815 Pemberton Staples Coal Co. Schooner Barge 839 1900 Burnt 1907 off Nobska Point
  127420 Calumet John S. Emery & Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,241 1900  
100 93072 Medford John S. Emery & Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,351 1900 Stranded 1909
  96510 Helena A. H. Bull & Co. 3-masted Schooner 619 1900 Stranded 1909
  127398 Cohannet   Tug 69 1900  
  136780 Elk Garden Davis Coal & Coke Schooner Barge 847 1900  
  96490 Hampshire Davis Coal & Coke Schooner Barge 830 1900  
  121135 Flora Commercial Towing Schooner Barge 865 1900  
  86514 Grace Commercial Towing Schooner Barge 877 1900  
  96535 Havana   Schooner Barge 1,617 1900 Foundered 1922
  130856 Norton Staples Coal Co. Schooner Barge 489 1900 Later Scranton, Smith Line No. 1
  116963 Sharon Samuel Cabot Schooner Barge 482 1900  
  127525 Cardenas   Schooner Barge 1,576 1901 Abandoned 1932
  130930 Newport   Schooner Barge 312 1901 Abandoned 1922
  111339 Rockland   Schooner Barge 481 1901  
  121192 Frederick W. Day   Schooner 613 1901  
  141769 Lizzie M. Parsons   Schooner 655 1902  
  117180 Samuel P. Bowers   Schooner 626 1902  
  127633 Cienfuegos   Schooner Barge 1,915 1902  
  130979 Norumbega Maine Central RR Ferry 304 1902 Burnt 1934
  77543 John G. Chandler Wood Towing Tug 110 1902  
  127695 Charles K. Nichols   Schooner Barge 820 1902  
  86679 George W. Truitt   Schooner 690 1903  
  116963 Sharon Staples Coal Co. Schooner Barge 482 1903  
  141868 Liberty   Schooner Barge 1,587 1903 Later Mary H. Keeler, foundered 1929
  200023 Reliance   Steamer 251 1903  
  200233 Frank Huckins   Schooner 545 1903  
  200273 J. Carlton Hudson   Schooner Barge 880 1903  
  200379 Quequechan Staples Coal Co. Tug 76 1903  
  200426 Annie Metropolitan Coal Schooner Barge 1,098 1903  
  200505 Salisbury   Schooner 597 1903  

Built in the former Rogers yard at Front and Cedar (1904-1923)

  200628 Beattle Metropolitan Coal Schooner Barge 1,117 1904  
  200699 Frontenac   Schooner 1,704 1904  
  200718 Anthony D. Nichols Thorvald Peters Schooner 680 1904  
  200961 Louis Bossert Louis Bossert & Sons Schooner 605 1904 Sunk by a u-boat 1917 off Spain
133 201154 Horace A. Allyn Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 859 1904  
  201265 Charles F. Prichard Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 861 1904 Foundered 1937 off USEC
  201420 Berkley   Schooner Barge 650 1904  
  201520 George R. Stetson Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 675 1904  
  201535 George W. Truitt, Jr. John R. Eskridge Schooner 779 1904  
  201579 John Bossert Louis Bossert & Sons Schooner 601 1904 Burnt and sank off Sandy Hook 1916
  201608 Bristol   Schooner Barge 653 1904 In collision and lost 1910
  201688 Orleans R. R. Freeman Schooner 751 1905  
  202426 Frances Hyde Benvenue Granite Steamer 739 1905 Later Mary Tamplin 1919, Ena 1925, Merituuli 1947, foundered 1947
  162813 Hercules Boston Sand & Gravel Scow 203 1906 Steam barge 1908, to USN 1918 as ID-3190, YE-30 1920, sold 1923, abandoned 1940
  204088 S. T. Co. No. 2 Sagadahoc Towing Schooner Barge 526 1907  
  204224 Smyrna Robert B. Wathen Schooner Barge 741 1907  
  204436 Cadosia Robert B. Wathen Schooner Barge 756 1907  
  204560 Sidney Robert B. Wathen Schooner Barge 745 1907  
  204654 S. T. Co. No. 4 Sagadahoc Towing Schooner Barge 526 1907  
164 205188 Henry Endicott Cambridge Gas Schooner Barge 866 1908 Foundered 1939 off Mass.
  206633 Charles W Parker Jr   Tug 277 1909  
  206361 Virginia   Passenger Steamer 71 1909  
  208451 Merida Atlantic & Carib. SN Passenger Steamer 628 1911 Deleted 1937
  209020 Helen   Schooner Barge 1,285 1911  
  209403 Fall River Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 1,759 1911 Foundered 1932
  209563 Chatham Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 1,812 1912 Later Deepwater No. 2
  209721 Mount Hope Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 1,801 1912  
  209981 William C. May   Schooner 710 1912  
  210334 Eureka Rowe Bros Steamer 471 1912 Barge 1946, deleted 1956
  210570 Rahn Lehigh Coal Schooner Barge 932 1912  
  210751 Maine P. Dougherty Co. Schooner Barge 1,110 1912 Foundered off C&D Canal 1951
  210838 John H. Winstead   Schooner Barge 841 1912  
  211248 Irwin Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 1,304 1913  
  211651 Penn   Schooner Barge 1,849 1913 Wrecked 1923 off Block Island
  211840 Irene Mystic Steamship Schooner Barge 1,206 1913 Foundered 1934 off Barnegat Light
  213435 Wollaston Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 1,378 1915  
  213708 Atlantic Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 1,900 1915  
  213806 Larimer   Schooner Barge 1,584 1915  
  214344 Westmoreland Martin Barge Co. Schooner Barge 1,593 1916 Foundered off Cape Henry 1939
  214542 Northern No. 6   Schooner Barge 1,602 1916 Later Orleans
  214785 Northern No. 7   Schooner Barge 1,631 1917 Later Truro, foundered 1934
  215253 Manor Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 1,603 1917  
  215731 Samuel W. Fancher   Schooner Barge 1,972 1917 Later Southern
  215952 Osceola Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 1,621 1918 Scrapped 1951
  217107 Columbine U. S. S. B. Steamer 2,551 1918 Scrapped 1925
    USSB #s 2335-2340 U. S. S. B. 6 Barges   1919 Cancelled
196 218022 Falmouth Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 2,236 1919 Later barge Catonsville, sank 1937 off USEC
  218673 Winnegance Southern Tptn. Schooner Barge 1,327 1919  
  218878 New Meadows Southern Tptn. Schooner Barge 1,327 1919 Later Chelsea
  221348 Barnstable Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 1,626 1921 Stranded 1934
  221512 Bourne Staples Tptn Schooner Barge 1,626 1921 Foundered 1934
201 222889 Winsor Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 1,034 1923 Foundered 1946
202 222993 Hutchinson Westmoreland Coal Schooner Barge 1,034 1923 Burned off Point Reading 1951