Milwaukee Shipyard, Milwaukee WI

Most recent update: May 9, 2016.


The yard that came to be known as Milwaukee Shipyard was started in 1863 by a group of 12 ships' carpenters operating as a co-operative.  It was acquired by Allan, McClellan & Co. in 1867 and then in 1874 by Captain John Fitzgerald, who incorporated it as Milwaukee Shipyard Company.  In 1894, the company merged with Wolf & Davidson as Milwaukee Dry Dock Company, but its days as a shipbuilder were over: it would concentrate on ship repair from then on.  The yard was on the south bank of the Menominee River, near the Sixth Street bridge.  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 by the Ships Carpenters Co-operative
    Dolphin   Sloop   1864  
Built by Allan, McConnell & Co.
  2701 B. W. Aldrich   Tug 49 1868 Sold Canadian 1903 (ON ?), fate unknown
  15874 Levi Grant   Schooner 205 1872 Barge 1906, stranded 1913 in Green Bay WI
  5992 C. H. Hackley   Schooner 248 1868 Scuttled 1933 off Tampa FL
  12140 Ida   Schooner 182 1867 Capsized 1908 off Frankfort MI
  150012 Porter   Schooner 747 1874 Sank 1898 off Cape Sable NS
  110087 Rouse Simmons   Schooner 244 1868 Foundered 1912 off Racine WI
  115474 Starke   Schooner 209 1876 Stranded 1906 on Chandeleur I. LA
Built by Milwaukee Shipyard Co.
  90764 Myosotis   Cargo Ship 333 1874 Stranded 1887 near St. Joseph MI
  76214 James H. Shrigley C. H. Starke Cargo Ship 317 1881 Sold Canadian 1915 (ON 134512), foundered 1920 in Lake Ontario
  125945 C. H. Starke C. H. Starke Cargo Ship 317 1881 Abandoned 1924
  91408 Marshall F. Butters   Cargo Ship 376 1882 Foundered 1916 in Lake Erie
  140559 Louis Pahlow   Cargo Ship 366 1882 Abandoned 1938
  85779 George C. Markham G. C. Markham Cargo Ship 309 1883 John W. Cullen 1920, abandoned 1933
  76537 Joys   Cargo Ship 268 1884 Burnt 1898 at Sturgeon Bay WI
  116044 Susie Chipman   Cargo Ship 216 1885 Sold Canadian 1921 (ON 137990), scrapped 1930s or 40s
  161560 Veronica   Cargo Ship 1,092 1886 Sold Canadian 1918 (ON 138505), Muriel W 1918, wrecked 1919 at Port Weller ON
  155146 Omaha G. C. Markham Cargo Ship 1,251 1887 Sold Canadian 1914 (ON 134350), Maplegreen 1921, scuttled 1925 in Lake Ontario
  106552 Arcadia   Cargo Ship 230 1888 Foundered 1920 off Ludington MI
  91998 May Durr J. Fitzgerald Cargo Ship 582 1888 John Spry 1892, Three Brothers 1903, beached 1911 on South Manitou I.
  76758 John Rugee P. Christianson Cargo Ship 1,261 1888 Sold Canadian 1919 (ON 141375), burnt 1925 in Ogdensburg NY
  150474 Peshtigo   Cargo Ship 633 1889 Abandoned 1935
  145510 Topeka J. B. Merrill Cargo Ship 1,376 1889 In collision and sank 1916 off Sandwich ON 1916
  157268 Denver R. P. Fitzgerald Cargo Ship 1,295 1890 Dredge 1907, sold Canadian 1912 (ON 131008), McMartin 1913, abandoned 1938
33 150512 Pueblo R. P. Fitzgerald Cargo Ship 1,349 1891 Sold Canadian 1913 (ON 133822), Richard W 1916, Palmbay 1923, scuttled 1927
  126838 Calumet   Tug 62 1892 Abandoned 1930