Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland OH

Most recent update: March 13, 2017.


Great Lakes Shipyard is a division of the Great Lakes Group, the largest towing company on the Great Lakes.  It was originally established in 1899, on the Cuyahoga River, at the foot of the Jefferson Bridge.  When that yard burnt in 1952, it took over a part of the former AmShip Cleveland yard, on the Old River, where it continues in business today, primarily as a maintenance facility, but in 2007 it started to build new vessels again, for the first time since 1931.  Visit it at www.thegreatlakesgroup.com and see it from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
Modern-Era Record
  1217648 Hercules 1 Atlantis LLC Passenger Barge 29 2008 Active
  1217649 Hercules 2 Atlantis LLC Passenger Barge 29 2008 Active
  1217651 Hercules 3 Atlantis LLC Passenger Barge 29 2008 Active
  1217652 Hercules 4 Atlantis LLC Passenger Barge 29 2008 Active
101 1206671 Handy-One Tugz International Tug 197 Apr-08 Now Don Raul
102 Handy-Two Tugz International Tug 90 Sep-08 Now Harry Brautigan (St. Vincent)
103 1239468 Handy-Three Tugz International Tug 90 Apr-12 Active
104 1229683 Havasu II NY State Power Tank Barge 114 Sep-10 Active
    Corps of Engineers Inspection Barge Nov-10 Active
    Corps of Engineers Inspection Barge Nov-10 Active
    National Parks Svce Restroom Barge Apr-11 Active
    National Parks Svce Restroom Barge Apr-11 Active
104 1249427 Kaho National Geo. Survey Research Vessel 67 Aug-11 Active
105 1245695 Muskie National Geo. Survey Research Vessel 67 Aug-11 Active
106 1250352 Joey D Port of Milwaukee Workboat 65 Jan-12 Active
201 1244561 Aura Caribbean Tugs Tug 173 Jun-13 Active
202 1244562 Atlas Caribbean Tugs Tug 173 Jun-13 Active
  1265829 Joncaire II NY Power Auth. Tug 47 Dec-15 Active
    Breaker II NY Power Auth. Tug   2017 Building
104 1272237 San Jose Port of Quetzal Tug 93 Sep-16 Active
6501     Great Lakes Towing Tug   2017 Building
6502     Great Lakes Towing Tug   2017 Building
6503     Great Lakes Towing Tug   2017 Building
6504     Great Lakes Towing Tug   201- Building
6505     Great Lakes Towing Tug   201- Building
6506     Great Lakes Towing Tug   201- Building
6507     Great Lakes Towing Tug   201- Building
6508     Great Lakes Towing Tug   201- Building
6509     Great Lakes Towing Tug   201- Building
6510     Great Lakes Towing Tug   201- Building
Pre-War Record

Built in Chicago

1 203853 James R. Sinclair Union Towing Tug 71 1907 Later John Roen Jr. 1938, Apollo 1971
2       Tug      
3       Tug      
4       Tug      
? 204588 Abner C. Harding Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1907 Later Arkansas 1934, H. J. Dixon 1949, scrapped 1965
5 205129 L. C. Sabin Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1908 Later North Carolina 1941, sank 1968

Built in Cleveland

6 206655 William A. Field Great Lakes Towing Tug 114 1909 Later New Hampshire 1930, scrapped 1968
7 206840 E. M. Pierce Great Lakes Towing Tug 112 1909 Later Utah 1933, scrapped 1998
8 206972 Yale Great Lakes Towing Tug 112 1909 Later Arkansas 1949, active
9 207693 R. P. Reidenbach Great Lakes Towing Tug 71 1910 Later Conneaut 1941, scrapped 1965
10 207694 Dunkirk Great Lakes Towing Tug 71 1910 Scrapped 1965
11 207930 John M. Truby Great Lakes Towing Tug 113 1910 Later North Dakota 1938
12 208117 W. L. Mercereau Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1910 Later New Mexico 1937, Punta Lima 1997
13 208153 Ohio Great Lakes Towing Tug 112 1910 Scrapped 1954
14 208339 Minnesota Great Lakes Towing Tug 111 1911  
15 208915 Indiana Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1911  
16 209376 Pennsylvania Great Lakes Towing Tug 104 1911  
17 210369 Waukegan Great Lakes Towing Tug 71 1912 Later Bansun 1946, scrapped 1967
18 210162 Kenosha Great Lakes Towing Tug 72 1912  
19 210571 Buffalo Great Lakes Towing Tug 71 1912 Later Churchill 1928, Buffalo 1948, Todd Fraser 1974, Reuben Johnson 1978
20 210472 Sandusky Great Lakes Towing Tug 72 1912 Later Banstar 1945, scrapped 1968
21 210878 Gary Great Lakes Towing Tug 71 1912 Later Green Bay 1934, Oneida 1981, Iroquois 1987, Alaska 1990, Grouper 1998
22 210681 North Harbor Great Lakes Towing Tug 73 1912 Later Patricia 1966, abandoned 1975
23 211165 New York Great Lakes Towing Tug 111 1913  
24 211152 Q. A. Gillmore Great Lakes Towing Tug 111 1913 Later Reiss 1933, Q. A. Gillmore, museum in Duluth MN
25 211746 T. C. Lutz Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1913 Later Oklahoma 1974
26 211745 Michigan Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1913 Later Ste. Marie II 1978, Dakota 1981, Ethel E 1982, Jacquelyn Nicole
    Pontoon Great Lakes Towing Barge 476 1913 Scrapped 1959
27 212367 Wisconsin Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1914 Scrapped 1968
28 212455 Vermont Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1914  
29 212542 Illinois Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1914  
30 212640 Virginia Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1914  
31 212670 Racine Great Lakes Towing Tug 65 1914 Later Douglas Reid 1964
32 212730 Fairport Great Lakes Towing Tug 65 1914 Later Bayport 1943, Tug A 1962, Twin Port 1963, Rod McLean 1976
33 212966 Ashtabula Great Lakes Towing Tug 65 1915 Later Tiffin, Jenny T. II 1969, yacht Ashtabula, active
34 212968 Lorain Great Lakes Towing Tug 74 1915 Later Cabot 1949, Steven M. Selvick 1974, scuttled 1996
35 213566 Iowa Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1915  
36 213598 Missouri Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1915 Later Polk 1983, Michigan 1983, Punta Tuna 1997, Superior, now Cape Flattery
37 213668 Huron Great Lakes Towing Tug 64 1915 Later Dr. W. G. McGuire, scrapped 1953
38 213726 Toledo Great Lakes Towing Tug 71 1915 Later Jerri Watson 1976, active
39 214376 Alabama Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1916 In service 2000
40 214412 Georgia Great Lakes Towing Tug  98  1916 Scrapped 1966
41 214624 Texas Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1916  
42 214556 Mississippi Great Lakes Towing Tug 98 1916  
43 214797 Tennessee Great Lakes Towing Tug 97 1917  
44 214846 Louisiana Great Lakes Towing Tug 97 1917  
45 215738 Detroit Great Lakes Towing Tug  65 1917  Later Gen. E. M. Markham 1939, Winslow 1993, scrapped 1994
46 216022 Alpena Great Lakes Towing Tug 65 1917 Later Duke Luedtke 1974, sank 1993
47 217520 Favorite Great Lakes Towing Tug  746  1919 Later museum 1974, scrapped 1983
48 221055 Oregon Great Lakes Towing Tug 95 1921 Later Ste. Marie I 1978, Sioux 1981, Susan E. 1992, Sioux, active
49 221204 Maine Great Lakes Towing Tug 95 1921  
    T. F. Newman Great Lakes Towing Steam Barge 1,205 1923 Abandoned
Relief Great Lakes Towing Barge 513 1924  
50 223616 Delaware Great Lakes Towing Tug 95 1924  
51 223623 New Jersey Great Lakes Towing Tug 95 1924 Later Petco No. 21 1952, New Jersey 1953
52 224791 Washington Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1925  
53 225029 Maryland Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1925 Later Tarawa 1982, Pasco 1983, Maryland 1983, sank 1998
54 225914 California Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1926  
55 225822 Florida Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1926 Later Pinellas 1983, Florida 1983
56 226554 Connecticut Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1927 Scrapped 1998
57 226596 Kansas Great Lakes Towing Tug 99 1927  
58 227318 Massachusetts Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1928  
59 227317 Colorado Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1928  
60 228335 Montana Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1929  
61 228273 Nebraska Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1929  
62 229004 Wyoming Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1929  
63 229122 Kentucky Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1929 Active
64 229795 Nevada Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1930 Scrapped 1998
65 230088 Rhode Island Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1930  
66 230656 Arizona Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1931 Active
67 231180 Idaho Great Lakes Towing Tug 94 1931 Active