Duncan Robertson, Grand Haven MI

Most recent update: May 17, 2016.


Duncan Robertson, a Scotsman from Aberdeen, operated this shipyard from 1870 to 1894 and built at least sixty vessels.  It was located on the South Channel of the Grand River, but exactly where is not clear.  If anyone can provide any further information or add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com  

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
21936 Robert Howlett John Connelley Schooner 166 1870 Scuttled 1904 off Chicago IL
Wolverine William Schlosser Schooner   1871 Abandoned 1909
33869 City of Grand Haven Orin W. Angwall Schooner 230 1872 Schooner 1884, abandoned 1937
City of Grand Rapids Cornelius Anderson Schooner   1873 Abandoned 1903
80334 Willie Loutit Charles Donahue Schooner 182 1873 Abandoned 1908
80393 William W. Dunham Lors D. Ludwig Schooner 184 1873 Stranded 1902
145105 Tempest Well & Eber Steamer 283 1876 Burnt 1909 in Parry Sound ON
6958 David Macy Cutler & Savidge Schooner 192 1878 Wrecked 1896 off Bar Point ON
95569 Hunter Savidge Cutler & Savidge Schooner 152 1879 Capsized 1899 off Harbor Beach MI
125743 City of Grand Rapids Hannah, Lay & Co. Steamer 336 1879 To Canada 1907 (ON 116955), burnt 1907 in Tobermory ON
125829 Charlie J. Gnewuch   Tug 32 1880 Abandoned 1916
130185 N. McGraft   Tug 11 1880 Abandoned 1906
115729 Stephen C. Hall Stephen C. Hall Steamer 447 1880 To Canada 1912 (ON 130432), W. H. Ritchie 1921, burnt 1921 in Port Arthur ON
105977 Albert Soper Greiling Brothers Steamer 410 1881 To BWI 1920, sank 19?? in Governor's Harbor
Robert G. Weddell White & Friant Barge   1881 Scrapped 1939
140572 Lizzie Walsh J. McClure Ferry 37 1882 Abandoned 1917
95694 Henry F. Brower   Tug 30 1882 Abandoned 1936
85711 George D. Sanford, Jr.   Yacht 52 1882 Tug 1908, Caroline 1915, abandoned 1921
126005 Charles E. Wyman Albert Bolster Schooner 234 1882 Foundered 1919 off Sable I.
80890 White and Friant Albert Bolster Steamer 460 1882 Schooner 1897, to Canada 1914 (ON 130223), abandoned 1938
3240 Bruce Ford River Lumber Tug 50 1883 Burned 1904 at Escanaba MI
100325 I. M. Watson   Steamer 95 1883 Burnt 1902 off Chicago IL
126156 Carrie A. Ryerson Henry Jacobs Steamer 59 1883 Burnt 1921 at Willow Springs IL
140644 Lou A. Cummings George Robertson Steamer 63 1883 City of Boyne 1911, America 1917, Bay Port 1930, abandoned 1945
145380 Thomas Friant Captain Einar Miller Steamer 81 1884 Burnt 1908, rebuilt as fish tug, sank 1923 off Two Harbors MI
157127 Duncan Robertson George W. Miller Tug 38 1884 Fayling 1925, abandoned 1943
130339 Nellie   Ferry   1885  
150368 Peter Coates   Fish Tug 32 1886 William G. Fox 1922, Sunshine 1930, abandoned 1931
106469 Alice M. Gill Kelley Island Lime Steamer 264 1887 Scrapped following fire 1935
145452 Thomas R. Scott Peninsula Tug & Towing Steamer 268 1887 To Canada 1907 (ON 116847), foundered 1914 off Cabot Head
126485 Charles A. Street Joseph B. Lozen Steamer 698 1888 Wrecked and burnt 1908 off Port Sanilac MI
92033 Mary H. Boyce Sherman H. Boyce Steamer 700 1888 To Canada 1917 (ON 140994), destroyed by fire 1928, scrapped 1936
92075 Mary A. McGregor Potter-Teare Transit Steamer 618 1889 Wrecked 1920 on Magnetic Reef
116267 Sachem D. O. Lockhart Steamer 740 1889 Burnt 1925 near Roberts Landing MI
100473 Ionia Loutit Bridge et al Steamer 1,287 1890 To Canada 1912 as Fairfax (ON 111966), Maplegorge 1920, scuttled 1925 off Kingston ON
126641 Crescent J. U. Emery Steamer 72 1890 Abandoned 1924
120807 Frank Edward   Tug 35 1890 Robbins III 1913, scrapped 1930
106884 Alice   Tug 44 1891 H. J. Dornbos 1922, NLD 1940
120861 Frank P. Geiken   Tug 36 1891 Crescent 1919, abandoned 1927
136186 E.M.B.A.   Tug 44 1892 Abandoned 1935
155225 Oval Agitator W. V. Booth Steamer 94 1892 Beaver 1902, abandoned 1932
126861 Columbia   Steamer 140 1892 To QMD 1918, abandoned 1923
126882 Columbia Thomas Rudeck Excursion Boat 120 1892 Abandoned 1936
136320 E. G. Crosby Crosby Transportation Tug 85 1892 Scrapped 1914
120939 Fanny M. Rose   Steamer 34 1893 Burnt 1918 in Cleveland OH
136357 E. G. Maxwell   Tug 88 1893 Abandoned 1933
145640 Theora John Parker Fish Tug 24 1893 Abandoned 1933
96270 Helen Taylor William S. Taylor Steamer 82 1894 Foundered 1930 off Michigan City IN
92567 Margaret McCann   Tug 36 1894 Abandoned 1935
150656 Pentland William H. Loutit Steamer 827 1894 Abandoned 1927