Ferguson Steel & Iron, Buffalo NY

Most recent update: October 17, 2016.


Ferguson Steel & Iron Company was founded by James E. Ferguson in 1913: its plant was on Bailey Avenue, at Stanley Street, a huge facility now occupied by K & E Fabrication.  It grew significantly during WWI, partly by adding a shipyard on the Buffalo River: see the site from the air on Google here.  The address was 550 Abbott Road, but this is now South Park Avenue: the shipyard was the stretch on the north side of the street, east of the South Park Avenue bridge and west of the ruined railroad.  Ferguson's life as a shipbuilder was short: it built six tugs for the Navy and 16 canal barges for the Inland Waterways Corporation and closed.   

Name Hull # O.N. Owner Type Type # LDT LOA Built Disposition
Bagaduce      US Navy Tug AT 21 1,000 156 18-Sep-19 Later ATO 21, to MC 1947
Tadousac      US Navy Tug AT 22 1,000 156 13-Jun-19 Sold 1938, reacquired 1941 as YP 515, destroyed 1946
Kalmia      US Navy Tug AT 23 1,000 156 18-Nov-19 Later ATO 23, struck 1936
Kewaydin      US Navy Tug AT 24 1,000 156 4-Nov-19 Later ATO 24, struck 1946
Umpqua      US Navy Tug AT 25 1,000 156 6-Dec-19 Later ATO 25
Wandank      US Navy Tug AT 26 1,000 156 23-Mar-20 Later ATO 26, sold 1947
    167480 I. W. C. Barge   221 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1941
    167485 I. W. C. Barge   222 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1940
    167486 I. W. C. Barge   223 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1938
    167488 I. W. C. Barge   224 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1939
    167489 I. W. C. Barge   225 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1939
    167490 I. W. C. Barge   226 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1941
    167492 I. W. C. Barge   227 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1938
    167493 I. W. C. Barge   228 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1942
    167537 I. W. C. Barge   229 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1936
    167538 I. W. C. Barge   230 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1941
    167539 I. W. C. Barge   231 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1938
    167540 I. W. C. Barge   232 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1938
    167541 I. W. C. Barge   233 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1939
    167542 I. W. C. Barge   234 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1938
    167543 I. W. C. Barge   235 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1939
    167544 I. W. C. Barge   236 294g 150 1919 Abandoned 1939
      I. W. C. Barge     294g 150   8 additional barges cancelled