Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee WI

(formerly Ellsworth & Davidson)

Most recent update: May 18, 2016.


This yard was started by James M. Jones, on what is now known as Jones Island.  After several changes of ownership and location, it became Wolf & Davidson in 1867 and continued under that name until closing in 1892.  The yard was located at the foot of Washington Street: see the site from the air on Google here.

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

Disposition

Built by Ellsworth & Davidson

  24236 Tanner   Schooner 622 1863 Wrecked 1875 near Milwaukee WI
  18173 Nelson   Bark 503 1866 Foundered 1899 off Grand Marais MI
  50395 Milton   Schooner 131 1867 Stranded 1885 at Two Rivers WI

Built by Wolf & Davidson

  105030 Angus Smith   Schooner 641 1871 Abandoned 1910
  75593 Joseph Paige   Schooner 626 1872 Wrecked 1897
  20468 Penokee   Schooner 333 1872 Abandoned 1923
  105471 Alice B. Norris   Schooner 628 1872 Abandoned 1923
  115227 Saveland   Schooner 689 1873 Wrecked 1903
  85374 George G. Houghton   Schooner 332 1873 Sank 1907
  90583 Marengo   Schooner 648 1873 Wrecked 1912
  140062 Lem Ellsworth   Schooner 342 1874 Foundered 1894
  90719 Moonlight   Schooner 777 1874 Foundered 1903
  135116 E. D. Holton   Tug 25 1874 Burned 1931
  120210 Flora   Schooner 532 1875 Later Urania 1899, Flora 1905, scrapped 1912
  75867 James McGordon   Tug 54 1876 Later J. C. Evans 1898, scrapped 1914
  110384 Resumption   Schooner 294 1879 Wrecked 1914
  150205 Progress Wolf & Davidson Cargo Ship 1,596 1880 Barge 1908, deleted 1927
  125799 Crawford   Tug 30 1880 Scrapped 1908
  91272 Minnesota Inter Ocean Tptn Cargo Ship 1,138 1880 Burnt Algonac MI 1903
  3163 Business Wolf & Davidson Cargo Ship 985 1881 Abandoned 1912
  95651 Helen   Schooner 119 1881 Foundered 1886
  76317 Joseph Goldsmith   Tug 52 1882 Abandoned 1903
  126009 Chicago   Tug 40 1882 Scrapped 1915
  76392 Jim Sheriffs   Cargo Ship 847 1883 Later Peters 1897, Charles Horn 1915, James Dempsey 1920, burnt Manistee 1922
  76518 James Mowat   Schooner 523 1884 Wrecked 1919
  81112 W. J. Carter   Cargo Ship 317 1886 Foundered off Brighton 1923
  81164 William H. Wolf Wolf & Davidson Cargo Ship 2,265 1887 Burnt at Woodtick Is 1921
  110724 Roswell P. Flower Milwaukee S.S. Cargo Ship 1,593 1887 Later Agnes W 1915, wrecked Claude Point 1918
  85016 George H. Dyer Wolf & Davidson Cargo Ship 1,372 1888 Later Hennepin 1898, barge 1926, foundered 1927
  145842 Thomas Davidson Wolf & Davidson Cargo Ship 2,226 1888 Abandoned 1933
  106683 Arthur   Tug 36 1889 Abandoned 1921
  126575 Carl   Tug 33 1889 Abandoned 1922
  120794 Fred Pabst Wolf & Davidson Cargo Ship 2,430 1890 In collision in the St Clair River 1907
  120851 Ferdinand Schlesinger T. Davidson Cargo Ship 2,607 1891 Foundered off Passage I 1919
  86194 Golden   Tug 44 1892 Abandoned 1922