Other Pre-WWI Inland and Great Lakes Shipbuilders
Most recent update: May 3, 2016.
This table attempts to cover those other shipbuilders located on the Great Lakes and Inland Waterways that were active in the years between the Civil War and World War One. If anyone has any data to add to this table, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shipbuilder Location Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type LDT Built Disposition Allen and Blaisdale South St. Louis MO Santiago 168 1881 Allen and Blaisdale South St. Louis MO Susie Hazard 98 1881 Allen and Blaisdale South St. Louis MO Kansas Millers 34 1885 Anderson, L. Fort Howard WI Mentor Cargo Ship 230 1881 Hulked 1916 Arnold, T. East Saginaw MI H. D. Coffinberry C. G. King & D. K. Clint Cargo Ship 858 1874 Scrapped 1917 Arnold, T. East Saginaw MI C. H. Green L. P. Mason, G. Corning & C. H. Green Cargo Ship 920 1881 Abandoned 1935 Bay City DD Bay City MI George L. Colwell G. L. Colville Cargo Ship 490 1880 Foundered Cape Romain SC 1899 Butler, J. Manitowoc WI Mystic Star Michael Cummings Schooner 339 1873 Butler, J. Manitowoc WI Rube Richards J. Richards Cargo Ship 815 1881 Abandoned 1911 Callister, J. W. Grand Haven MI Samuel Marshall T. W. Kirby Cargo Ship 775 1888 later Brantford 1921, abandoned 1924 Cameron, A. New Jerusalem OH Music Cargo Ship 320 1874 Burnt at Onekama MI 1899 Chouteau, Harrison St Louis MO Bessie 99 1876 Chouteau, Harrison St Louis MO Indianola 52 1877 Chouteau, Harrison St Louis MO Sigma 36 1879 Clark, J. P. Detroit MI John Pridgeon, Jr. J. Pridgeon Cargo Ship 1,211 1875 Foundered near Cleveland OH 1909 Clark, J. P. Detroit MI Pearl Passenger 551 1875 Later Crystal 1901, abandoned Buffalo NY 1907 Cole, E.J. Green Bay WI George Burnham C. F., G. & J. Q. Burnham Cargo Ship 332 1872 Abandoned 1921 Columbia IW St Clair MI 1 Winnebago Iroquois Transit Co Cargo Ship 1,091 1903 Wrecked Point Arena 1909 Columbia IW St Clair MI 2 John C. Howard Hall Coal Co Cargo Ship 1,244 1903 Later Melville Dollar 1908, Jinyo Maru 1917, Shin Ping 1920, scrapped 1930 Crosthwaite Bay City MI Queen of the West J. Kelderhouse Cargo Ship 818 1881 Foundered off Fairport OH 1903 Crosthwaite Bay City MI Robert A. Packer J. Kelderhouse Cargo Ship 921 1881 Later Batchwana 1906, burnt Coppermine Point 1907 Crosthwaite Bay City MI Nevada Cargo Ship 779 1882 Foundered off Two Rivers 1890 Crosthwaite Bay City MI Oregon Cargo Ship 944 1882 Wrecked and burnt Thessalon ON 1908 Daley Mount Clemens MI Virginius W. Daley & P. Shook Schooner 422 1881 Later Thomas D. Stimson 1887, burnt St Clair Flats 1903 Denis, J. Green Bay WI W. S. Taylor Nau Tug Line Tug 318 1907 Abandoned 1931 Detroit Boat Works Detroit MI Visitor 70 1892 Detroit Boat Works Detroit MI Cynthia Yacht 103 1895 Dimmers, Charles Cleveland OH Grouper Tug 1912 Dulac, W. Mount Clemens MI A. Weston Chicago Lumbering Co Cargo Ship 672 1882 Later Congercoal 1909, burnt Sodus Bay NY 1917 Dulac, W. Mount Clemens MI Canisteo Cargo Ship 595 1886 Stripped and abandoned 1921 Dulac, W. Mount Clemens MI F. R. Buell Chicago Lumbering Co Cargo Ship 1,438 1888 Later Nagaho 1920, foundered near Port Colborne 1922 Dulac, W. Mount Clemens MI Byron Whitaker B. Whitaker & Sons Cargo Ship 1,539 1890 Later Marian W 1916, burnt Quebec 1920 Dulac, W. Mount Clemens MI Norwalk Shoal Water Tptn Co Cargo Ship 1,007 1891 Foundered near Cozumel 1917 Dunbar & Sullivan Buffalo NY Hurricane Dredge 191 1909 Dunbar, Harris T. Buffalo NY Gold Standard Barge 222 1895 Dunbar, Harris T. Buffalo NY Cuba Libre Barge 195 1895 Dunbar, Harris T. Buffalo NY No. 1 232 1895 Dunbar, Harris T. Buffalo NY Protective Policy Barge 339 1896 Elliott, J. Allegan MI C. W. Moore W. Turnbull & C. W. Moore Passenger 383 1881 Abandoned 1922 Elliott, J. Saugatuck MI Frank Woods R. C. Brittain Cargo Ship 269 1888 Abandoned Chicago 1940 Elliott, J. Saugatuck MI Charles McVea R. C. Brittain Passenger 264 1888 Stripped and abandoned 1928 Elliott, J. Saugatuck MI R. C. Reid R. Reid & R. C. Brittain Passenger 322 1889 Later City of Louisville 1895, Harriet A. Hart 1902, burnt Detour Village 1905 Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI Gen. W. P. Randolph U.S. Army Minelayer 1,000 1918 Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI Colonel Clayton U.S. Army Passenger 535 1919 Deleted 1954 and used for a clubhouse Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI Brig. Gen. Edmund Kirby U.S. Army Minelayer 694 1919 Later Ilex 1920, burnt Kingman's Cove NL 1948 Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI Colonel Card U.S. Army Passenger 535 1919 Later Mackinaw City 1923, Brig. Gen. William E. Horton 1940, wrecked Raritan Bay 1952 Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI General Rochester U.S. Army Passenger 357 1919 Later Michael Perkins 1923, scrapped 1950 Fabricated SB Milwaukee WI Colonel Pond U.S. Army Passenger 535 1919 Later Saint Ignace 1923, Brig. Gen. Arthur W. Yates 1940, wrecked Raritan Bay, 1952 Fitzgerald, J. Milwaukee WI Geo. C. Markham Cargo Ship 304 1883 Later John W. Cullen 1917, abandoned 1932 Fries, V. Abbot Bridge OH William Edwards V. Fries Cargo Ship 1,336 1879 Foundered off Cape Pine NL 1917 Green Bay Vessel Green Bay WI Orion Green Bay Vessel Co Cargo Ship 2,283 1901 Later Wesee 1920, burnt off Middle Sister Is 1923 Hall Bros Eagle Harbor MI Arctic Cargo Ship 202 1913 Heath, E. W. Benton Harbor MI Mabel Bradshaw T. J. Waters & H. E. Bradshaw Psgr/Cargo 331 1889 Later Soo City 1907, barge 1917, abandoned 1918 Hill, J. J. Marine City MI Santa Maria H. B. Ledyard Cargo Ship 982 1893 Later L. Edward Hines 1903, foundered off Belize 1916 Hingston & Co. Buffalo NY Theodore E. Cowles 33 1905 Hingston & Co. Buffalo NY Trenton 517 1905 Hitchcock Buffalo NY Keystone J. S. Duncan Cargo Ship 722 1880 Probably a rebuild of a ship built in 1866, burnt near Big Summer I. 1898 Johnson, A. Green Bay WI Philetus Sawyer Cargo Ship 449 1884 Burnt Toledo OH 1922 Johnson, A. Green Bay WI John Duncan J. Duncan Cargo Ship 1,267 1891 Later Howard W 1916, scrapped 1923 Johnson, A. Green Bay WI W.L.Brown Nat. Finance Co Cargo Ship 336 1880 Foundered Peshtigo Reef 1886 Johnson, A.R. Fort Howard WI Maggie Duncan J. Duncan Cargo Ship 535 1890 Later Mohawk 1906, wrecked Castle Hook NJ 1922 Johnson, S. Green Bay WI W. L. Brown Nat. Finance Co Cargo Ship 336 1880 Foundered Peshtigo Reef 1886 Jones, F. N. Buffalo NY Clyde F. L. Danforth Cargo Ship 1,549 1881 Later Stanstead 1914, Colin W 1917, scrapped 1921 Kenyon, A.P. Saginaw MI Charles H. Davis J. H. Price Barge 390 1881 Powered 1893, foundered off Cleveland 1903 King, G. Marine City MI Kate Buttironi K. & H. Buttironi Cargo Ship 865 1881 Later Falcon 1901, wrecked on South Fox I. 1909 Kirby, F. W. Grand Haven MI Mark Hopkins M. Hopkins Cargo Ship 732 1888 Later Myron 1902, foundered near Crisp Point, 1919 Kirby, T. W. Grand Haven MI H. S. Pickands Passenger 625 1884 Burnt Fairport OH 1912 Laprise, M. Mount Clemens MI R. McDonald Torrent & Farr Cargo Ship 338 1881 Later Ida M. Torrent 1883, Burnt Cross Village MI 1893 Lawler's Marine Clifton NY Southfield Ferry 758 1882 Hulked 1908 Lester, D. Marine City MI C. F. Curtis Cargo Ship 691 1882 Foundered near Grand Marais 1914 Lester, D. Marine City MI Toltec Marine Transi Cargo Ship 767 1889 Burnt at Windmill Point 1919 Lester, D. Marine City MI Aztec Marine Transit Cargo Ship 834 1889 Burnt in the Bell River 1923 Lester, D. Marine City MI Iroquois M. P. Lester Cargo Ship 1,769 1892 Later Windsor 1910, wrecked off Duck I 1920 Lester, M. P. Marine City MI Pawnee Pawnee Boat Co Cargo Ship 821 1888 Later Maplegulf 1920, wrecked Lake Ontario 1920 Lester, M. P. Marine City MI Cherokee J. Hagan Cargo Ship 1,002 1889 Later Maplegrove 1919, Jed 1920, abandoned on Lake Ontario 1921 Lester, M. P. Marine City MI Mohegan Miami Tptn Co Cargo Ship 1,219 1894 Exploded in Rio de Janeiro 1919 Martell, J. B. South Haven MI H. W. Williams H. W. Williams Psgr/Cargo 249 1888 Later Tennessee 1910, Pere Marquette 8 1913, burnt at Manistee 1927 Martell, J. B. South Haven MI City of Kalamazoo W. H. Williams Tptn Line Passenger 728 1893 Burnt at Manistee 1911 Mechanics DD Grand Haven MI H. C. Ackley R. W. Kirby & H. C. Ackley Cargo Ship 1,187 1881 Foundered near Holland MI 1983 Mechanics DD Grand Haven MI J. C. Ford T. W. Kirby & others Cargo Ship 520 1889 Burnt at Detour MI 1924 Miller Bros Chicago IL Boscobel The Peshtigo Co Cargo Ship 610 1881 Later Ottawa 1904, burnt in Redcliff WI 1909 Mills, R. Buffalo NY Monteagle Cargo Ship 1,273 1884 Burnt Mud Lake, St Mary's River, 1909 Mills, R. Buffalo NY Wyoming Lackawanna Tptn Co Cargo Ship 1,492 1887 Later Mapleglen 1920, scuttled Lake Ontario 1925 Mills, R. Buffalo NY Robert Mills J. Rice & others Cargo Ship 1,790 1888 Later Fellowcraft 1918, scrapped 1928 Mills, R. Buffalo NY Florida Lackawanna Tptn Co Cargo Ship 2,103 1889 Sank between Middle I and Presque Isle, 1897 Mork, J. E. Sandusky OH A. Wehrle, Jr. A. Wehrle Jr Passenger 421 1889 Hulked 1920 Murphy & Miller Cleveland OH Aurora J. Corrigan Cargo Ship 2,282 1887 Burnt Amhurstburg 1898, converted to barge Oades, J. Detroit MI Minnie M. Passenger 447 1884 Later Rising Sun 1913, wrecked off Pyramid Point 1917 Oades, J. Detroit MI Chenango C. D. & J. W. Waterman Cargo Ship 938 1887 Later Lizzie Madden 1891, burnt Saginaw Bay 1907 Oades, J. Detroit MI Charles Hebard C. Hebard Cargo Ship 763 1888 Wrecked Point Mamainse 1902 Oades, J. Detroit MI John Oades H. W. Dyas Cargo Ship 1,455 1890 Barge 1925, deleted 1931 Ohio SB Cleveland OH A Penguin Trawler 378 1919 Later La Servannais 1940, scrapped 1946 Perene, J.C. South Haven MI J. D. Marshall J. C. Perene Cargo Ship 531 1891 Capsized near Gary IN 1911 Presley-Globe Cleveland OH 1 Smith Moore H. H. Brown, F. W. Pelton Cargo Ship 1,191 1880 In collision and sank Munising 1889 Presley-Globe Cleveland OH 2 Republic Republic Iron Co Inc Cargo Ship 1,343 1881 Later Marquette 1890, foundered off Michigan Is 1903 Presley-Globe Cleveland OH 3 Columbia J. C. Lockwood & others Cargo Ship 1,373 1881 Later Dougalmac 1920, scrapped 1921 Presley-Globe Cleveland OH Specular Cargo Ship 1,741 1882 In collision and lost on Lake Erie 1900 Presley-Globe Cleveland OH Continental Cargo Ship 1,586 1882 Wrecked near Twin River LH 1904 Presley-Globe Cleveland OH Colonial Cargo Ship 1,501 1882 Wrecked off Rondeau ON 1914 Rand & Burger Manitowoc WI City of Ludington Goodrich Tpt Passenger 842 1880 Later Georgia 1898, hulked 1924, scuttled 1932 Rand & Burger Manitowoc WI J. C. Perrett Tug 537 1882 Later J. C. Ames 1896, scrapped 1923 Randall, J. H. Benton Harbor MI Lora Cargo Ship 616 1882 Later Alice Stafford 1897, Manistee 1905, burnt Ferrysburg 1914 Randall, J. H. Benton Harbor MI City of St. Joseph Psgr/Cargo 464 1883 Later S. K. Martin 1888, foundered near Erie PA 1912 Rieboldt & Wolter Sheboygan MI Helena C. H. Starke Cargo Ship 2,083 1888 Wrecked Sunken Chicken Reef 1918 Rieboldt & Wolter Sheboygan MI Marion J. E. Danaher Cargo Ship 1,206 1889 Later Charles Horn 1922, burnt Point Peter 1926 Rieboldt & Wolter Sheboygan MI John Schroeder J. Schroeder Cargo Ship 372 1890 Later William A. Hazard 1911, abandoned 1934 Rieboldt & Wolter Sheboygan MI E. A. Shores, Jr C. H. Starke Cargo Ship 519 1892 Scrapped 1936 Rieboldt & Wolter Sturgeon Bay WI Sturgeon Bay U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,402 1918 Scrapped 1928 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Emma Della 7 1905 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Carrie Lee 11 1906 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Delena 14 1908 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Jinks Yacht 17 1910 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL J. Frank Hicks 11 1910 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Hustler 9 1910 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Nixona 11 1910 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Pontiac 8 1910 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL War Chief 10 1910 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Dooley 9 1911 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Mira 18 1912 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Doraetta 8 1912 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Sheldonia II 9 1912 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Irene 9 1913 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Redwing 9 1913 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL J. B. Haverstick 10 1913 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Kate 11 1914 Ripley Hardware Grafton IL Lady 8 1914 Rogers & Bird Saugatuck MI City of Holland Holland & Chicago Tptn Passenger 439 1893 Later Melbourne 1910, Clarence E. LeBeau 1919, burnt Toledo OH 1922 Root, H. D. Lorain OH H. Luella Worthington G. H. & J. M. Worthington Cargo Ship 375 1880 Later N. J. Nessen 1903, wrecked in Pigeon Bay, Lake Erie, 1929 Root, H. D. Lorain OH H. S. Hubbell Cargo Ship 398 1882 Exploded and burnt off Poverty Island 1888 Root, H. D. Lorain OH D. Leuty Cargo Ship 646 1882 Wrecked Light House Point, Marquette 1911 Root, H. D. Lorain OH W. P. Thew Cargo Ship 139 1884 In collision and lost off Thunder Bay Island 1909 Root, H. D. Lorain OH Albert Y. Gowen Kelley Island Lime & Tpt Co Cargo Ship 213 1888 Converted to dredger 1896 Shipowners DD Cleveland OH Pasadena M. A. Bradley Cargo Ship 1,760 1889 Wrecked in Portage Lake Canal 1906 Shipowners DD Cleveland OH Hesper M. A. Bradley Cargo Ship 1,858 1890 Wrecked on Silver Bay Reef 1905 Shipowners DD Chicago IL Ohio Tug 1903 Shipowners DD Chicago IL No. 15 - M.F.D. 194 1903 Smith, J. P. Chicago IL Vernon Passenger 694 1886 Foundered off Two Rivers 1887 Smith, L. P.& J. A. Cleveland OH Margaret Olwill L. P. & J. A. Smith Cargo Ship 925 1887 Capsized and sank off Lorain 1899 Southern Boiler Memphis TN Iola Tanker 14 1909 Southern Boiler Memphis TN Bob Lee, Jr. Lee Line Steamers Passenger 200 1911 Springfield Boiler Springfield IL Erastus Wells 541 1907 St. Louis Steel Barge St Louis MO McDougall Tug 562 1900 Standard Contract Cleveland OH James H.Cassidy Tug 110 1912 Strong Tptn Co Tonawanda NY Eliza H. Strong W. H. Strong & others Cargo Ship 781 1899 Burnt off Port Sanilac 1904 Thompson, C. Manitowoc WI Francis Hinton H. Truman & others Cargo Ship 417 1889 Wrecked near Manitowoc 1909 Thrall, P. F. Green Bay WI Preston P. F. Thrall Cargo Ship 575 1891 Later Harlow 1902, scrapped 1927 Thrall, P. F. Green Bay WI Normandie P. F. Thrall Cargo Ship 567 1894 Later Marysville 1920, foundered near Belle River 1928 Toledo Foundry Toledo OH Brian Boru Dredge 348 1889 Universal SB Sturgeon Bay WI Kenosha Cargo Ship 763 1919 Scrapped 1940 Universal SB Sturgeon Bay WI Sheboygan Cargo Ship 763 1919 Completed by Sturgeon Bay SB, scrapped 1940 Universal SB Sturgeon Bay WI Waukegan Cargo Ship 763 1919 Completed by Sturgeon Bay SB, scrapped 1940 Unknown Buffalo NY Alaska Cargo Ship 1,288 1871 Scrapped 1893 Unknown Cleveland OH James Pickands Cargo Ship 1,545 1886 Abandoned 1914 Unknown Port Huron MI Marigold (WAGL 235) U.S. Revenue Service Tender 587 1890 Sold 1946 Unknown Wyandotte MI Hyacinth (WAGL 221) U.S. Revenue Service Tender 950 1903 Sold 1946 Unknown Cleveland OH William A. Field Tug 114 1909 Unknown Grafton IL Minneapolis Tug 250 1915 Later Bunker Power Unknown Grassy Point OH Richard F. Young Cargo Ship 268 1915 Unknown Grafton IL Le Clair Tug 175 1915 Unknown Buffalo NY Alaska Cargo Ship 1,288 1871 Unknown Clayton NY St.Lawrence Passenger 312 1884 Scrapped 1926 Unknown Clayton NY Ontario Passenger 444 1884 Later Protector 1891, Isla da Cuba 1903, deleted 1913 Wheeler, C. East Saginaw MI Hiram W.Sibley B. Boutell Cargo Ship 1,418 1890 Wrecked South Fox Is 1898 Wisconsin Stm Yacht Milwaukee WI James H. Shrigley J. Cornfield & J. H. Shrigley Cargo Ship 459 1881 Beached off Braddock Point I. 1920