Arthur D. Story, Essex MA

Most recent update: May 7, 2016.


Arthur D. Story started this shipyard in 1872: when it closed in 1932, it had built 425 vessels.  The yard was on Main Street, where the Essex Shipbuilding Museum is today.  The table below should be close to complete for the years after 1900: if anyone can add to it, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
  127452 Cape Cod Boston, Plym. & Prov. SB Steamer 557 1900 In collision and sank 1927 near Hell Gate NY
  116942 Shoe City O. E. Lewis Steamer 547 1900 Later Sunbeam 1900, Morning Star 1905
  107695 Annie M. Parker   Schooner 133 1901  
  145879 Tattler   Schooner 172 1901  
  117118 Smuggler   Schooner 119 1902  
  107844 Arabia   Schooner 123 1903  
  86669 Griswold I. Keeney   Schooner 100 1903  
  201580 Fannie E. Prescott   Schooner 124 1904  
  203860 Helen M. Field J. Arbuckle Steamer 321 1904 Later Limalite 1916, last trace 1916
  201188 Muriel   Schooner 120 1904  
  201312 Selma   Schooner 122 1904  
  201826 Catherine G. Howard   Schooner 122 1905  
  202370 Elizabeth Silsbee   Motor Ship 153 1905  
  202162 Georgiana   Schooner 122 1905  
  202519 James W. Parker   Schooner 132 1905  
  201800 Patrician   Schooner 125 1905  
  201971 Susan and Mary   Schooner 124 1905  
  202752 Athlete Antone F. Sylvia Schooner 132 1906  
  202968 Effie M. Prior   Schooner 138 1906  
  202755 Estelle   Schooner 134 1906  
  203331 Morning Star   Schooner 121 1906  
  202878 Romance   Schooner 136 1906  
  203086 Terranova   Schooner 138 1906  
  204818 Vanessa   Schooner 130 1907  
  205752 Josie and Phebe   Schooner 137 1908  
  205815 Rex   Schooner 134 1908  
  206086 Alice   Schooner 100 1909  
  206224 Georgia   Schooner 102 1909  
  208253 Elk   Schooner 123 1910  
  207475 Elsie   Schooner 137 1910  
  208131 Matthew S. Greer   Schooner 110 1910  
  207472 Premier   Schooner 138 1910  
  207254 Rhodora   Schooner 116 1910  
  207772 Virginia   Schooner 106 1910  
  208428 Jorgina   Schooner 103 1911  
  208918 Rollin E. Mason Atlantic Fertilizer & Oil Trawler 323 1911 Abandoned 1939
  210848 Delphine Cabral   Schooner 119 1912  
  209517 Flora L. Oliver   Schooner 114 1912  
  209853 Imperator   Schooner 146 1912  
  209775 Leonora Silveira   Schooner 106 1912  
  209739 Mary   Schooner 140 1912  
  210919 Knickerbocker   Motor Ship 159 1913  
  211230 Progress   Schooner 117 1913  
  211529 Russell   Schooner 120 1913  
  212674 Angeline C. Nunan Thompson Fish Schooner 101 1914  
  211910 Ralph Brown   Schooner 118 1914  
  212639 Reading   Schooner 138 1914  
  213699 Catherine   Schooner 159 1915  
  213802 Pollyanna   Schooner 119 1915  
  213013 Ruth and Margaret   Schooner 118 1915  
    Campeche   Cargo 115 1916   
  214384 Finback   Motor Yacht 159 1916  
  214308 Nat. L. Gorton   Schooner 225 1916  
  214483 Olivette   Schooner 226 1916  
  215023 Acushla   Trawler 135 1917   
  215512 Gaspe   Trawler 262 1917  
  215699 Hesperus Robertson Giffin Fishing Vessel 137 1917  
  215079 Killarney Gorton-Pew Fisheries Fishing Vessel 153 1917   
  215641 Seal Gorton-Pew Fisheries Fishing Vessel 474 1917 Later Guard 1928, wrecked 1929 on Seal Is.
  217192 Aviator   Cargo 375 1918   
  216314 Joffre O'Hara Vessels Fishing Vessel 138 1918  
  217121 Roseway Boston Trawling Co Fishing Vessel 359 1918 Later Ransom 1933, scrapped 1934
  217662 Gloucester   Fishing Vessel 488 1919 Deleted 1985
  218819 Herbert Parker   Motor Ship 139 1919  
  218987 Mariner East Coast Line Fishing Vessel 309 1919 Later Eastern Prince 1932, to USA 1943 as FS 540, deleted 1953
  220931 Edith C. Rose United Fishing Fishing Vessel 146 1920  
  220459 Lincoln   Schooner 405 1920  
  221453 American Simon P. Theriault Fishing Schooner 137 1921  
  221150 L. A. Dunton   Schooner 134 1921  
  221651 Yankee Ocean Trawling Fishing Vessel 142 1921  
  222181 Henry Ford   Schooner 155 1922  
  222000 Mary E. O'Hara O'Hara Vessels Fishing Vessel 108 1922  
  222847 Columbia   Schooner 152 1923  
  223462 Shamrock O'Hara Vessels Fishing Vessel 148 1923  
  224199 Emerald   Motor Ship 124 1924  
  225129 Nina B   Motor Ship 115 1925  
  226191 Faith   Motor Ship 147 1926  
  225314 Gossoon O'Hara Vessels Fishing Vessel 145 1926  
  228145 Frances C. Denehy Frances C. Denehy Fishing Vessel 103 1928  
  228035 Georgina M   Motor Ship 103 1928  
  227182 Marietta B   Motor Ship 173 1928  
  228582 Adams   Schooner 370 1929  
  229235 Donald Catherine A. Amirault Fishing Vessel 124 1929  
  229237 Elvira Gaspar Joaquin Gaspar Fishing Vessel 104 1929  
  229342 Babe Sears Jose S. Sears Fishing Vessel 101 1930  
  229547 Gertrude L. Thibaud Gert. L. Thibaud Fishing Vessel 137 1930  
  229297 Gertrude M. Fauci Charles M. Fauci Fishing Vessel 126 1930  
  230258 Newton Trawler Newton Fishing Vessel 206 1930  
  230456 Brookline Trawler Brookline Fishing Vessel 211 1931  
  231833 Superior John A. Daulmer Fishing Vessel 107 1932