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Nichols Boat Works, Hood River OR

Most recent update: December 29, 2015.


Nichols Boat Works was established in 1939 by Mark Nichols and his son Frank, who left in 1962 and opened a yard in Freeland WA, now known as Nichols Bros. Boat Builders.   The Hood River yard closed in 1998 and the site was razed in 2008: see it from the air on Google here  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Del'y Disposition
  244399 Eph Winans   Tug 18 1943 Later Ruth, Arrow No. 1
  244401 Samson Shaver Transportation Tug 13 1943 Later Sandy
  247241 Panther Wilbur J. Smith Tug 36 1944  
  247782 Cougar Wilbur J. Smith Tug 11 1945 Later Arrow No. 5, Banply No. 2, Ginny E
  247912 Billie R Diesel Towing Corp. Tug 56 1945 Later Tom White, Mt Hood
  248114 Beaver Shaver Transportation Tug 19 1945 Later Polar Beaver, now Riley P
  248923 Zombie Atlas Tug Service Tug 20 1945  
  248996 Queen B Joseph H. Bernert Tug 11 1945  
  249308 Miles H   Tug 49 1946 Later Crown of Camas
  249503 Louie III Charles M. Smith Tug 60 1946  
  250205 Chinook Shaver Transportation Tug 96 1946  
  250668 Polly Ann Charles E Finn Fishing 31 1946  
  263743 Roxana William R. Werner Tug 15 1946  
  280783 Paula Jean Smith Construction Tug 11 1946  
  251712 Judy Lou   Tug 14 1947 Later Gallant Knight
  251764 Tahoma Shepard Towing Tug 17 1947 Later Miss Doolittle, St. Helens
  252550 Bear Smith Tug & Barge  Tug 22 1947 Now in BVI
  254291 Myrtle Knappton Towboat Tug 72 1947 Later Warrior, Rio Raton
  255125 Princess B Joe Bernert Towing Co Inc Tug 12 1947  
  273031 Arcturus Darrel V. Boylan Tug 11 1947  
  255000 Ridgefield   Tug 47 1948 Later C. O. Quigg
  255155 Arlington Ferry Alaska Rivers Nav. Ferry 34 1948  
27 255572 Colusa Taurus Marine Tug 63 1948  
  256550 M. R. Hallett Shaver Transportation Tug 71 1948 Later Manzanillo
  256714 Tiger Smith Tug & Barge Tug 47 1948  
  256991 Battle Axe Smith Tug & Barge  Tug 38 1948 Later Simone Brusco, Claire B
  257035 Albert Schafer Weyerhauser Corp. Tug 18 1948 Later Cub, Valiant
  257138 Prosser Darrel V. Boylan Barge 76 1948  
  258292 Mission of Estacada Weyerhauser Corp. Fishing 23 1948  
  282629 Craig Hoffman Towboat Tug 8 1948  
  258467 Hartwell Bonneville Locks Towing Tug 26 1949 Later Mt. Adams
  265175 Dragon Smith Tug & Barge Tug 71 1949 Now Sarah
  259492 Hood Darrel V. Boylan Ferry 47 1950  
  259541 Alcor Darrel V. Boylan Tug 15 1950  
  259934 Smith No. 6 Esson H. Smith Ferry 86 1950  
  260581 Columbia II Alaska Rivers Nav. Ferry 55 1950  
  261385 Floyd H Floyd C. Hendren, Jr. Tug 12 1950 Later Chilkat Lady
  262675 Bonnie B Joe Bernert Towing Co Inc Tug 24 1951 Later Cayou
48 262693 Hulda   Tug 69 1951 Later Capt. George, Capt. Hendren
53 264751 Bogene Roland E. Brusco Tug 9 1951  
59 264694 Ruth Western Transportation Tug 32 1952  
  265179 Husky Smith Tug & Barge  Tug 47 1952 Later Mike Brusco, Sr.
  265180 Fireball Smith Tug & Barge Tug 45 1952 Later Lindy Marie
  281928 Joe G Willamette Tug & Barge Tug 18 1952 Active
  265793 Pendleton Darrell V. Roylan Ferry 68 1953 Later 410
  266063 James A J. B. Flippin Tug 11 1953  
  267389 Cougar Smith Tug & Barge Tug 49 1954 Later Western Cougar, Cougar
  272365 Arrow No. 5 Arrow Tug & Barge Tug 33 1956 Later Irene, Joedy Brusco
  278446 Manuel Labor Commercial Divers Tug 11 1956  
94 273466 Shepard Shepard Towing Co Inc  Tug 114 1957 Later Lori B
  274237 Frances N   Fishing 20 1957 Later Silver Queen
  274969 Arrow No. 3 Arrow Tug & Barge Tug 40 1957  
  275311 Mary L Knappton Towboat Tug 45 1957 Now Shelley Lind
  1074642 Leanna Comb. Forestry & Marine Tug 8 1957 Active
  276517 Jet-Belle Copper River Co-Op Freight 27 1958 Later Old Crow
119 277971 Bachelor Island Ferry Bachelor Island Ranch Ferry 38 1958 NLD
  283545 Meridian John R Thomas Fishing 41 1960 Active
  283673 Arrow No. 2 Arrow Tug & Barge Tug 18 1960 Active
  517746 Skagit American Construction Co Barge 537 1960 Active
  287818 Brig Young Crown Zellerbach Tug 9 1961 Active
  288364 Wahkiakum Wahkiakum County Ferry 88 1962 Active
  289855 Miss Connie Raymond Hall Fishing 42 1962 Active
  291147 Jenel   Fishing 26 1963 Active
  292174 Roosevelt J. B. Flippin Ferry 78 1963 Active
  294637 Earl H. Floyd C. Hendren, Jr. Tug 18 1964 Active
  295835 A. B. Govey, II Simpson Timber Tug 10 1964 NLD
  501938 Glacier Island Tug And Barge Co  Tug 57 1965 Later Island Mist, Sea King
165 503704 Earl R SDS Lumber Company Tug 72 1966 Now Bruce M
167 506390 Mollie Z. H. P. Zachry Co. Tug 42 1966 Now F. P. Hubble
173 516116 Columbia Shaver Tramsportation Tug 142 1968 Active
175 511605 Deborah L. Hickey Marine Tug 11 1967 Active
176 515510 Duchess B. Joe Bernert Towing Co Inc  Tug 39 1968 Active
177 516610 Mary B. Joe Bernert Towing Co Inc  Tug 80 1968 Active
179 519817 Swinomish Western Marine Const. Freight Barge 663 1969 Active
180 522383 Dungeness American Construction Co Freight Barge 1,577 1969 Active
185 526402 ITB-168 Island Tug And Barge Co Freight Barge 759 1970 Active
187 529029 J.B.T. 9 Joe Bernert Towing Co Inc Freight Barge 386 1970 Active
1152469 John R. Gilbert Steve Skogmo Tank Barge 80 1972 Active
  545174 The Waggoner Wayne M Waggoner Passenger 85 1972 Active
201 545714 J.B.T. No. 10 Joe Bernert Towing Co Inc Freight Barge 332 1973 Active
  565571 Sun Princess Beacon Holding  Co. Yacht 62 1975 Active
214 568552 Whidbey Calista Llc Freight Barge 2,040 1975 Active
226 1049699 2 Tidewater Barge Lines Inc Tank Barge 1,408 1976 Active
234 597336 Sea Hawk Wasser & Winters Company Freight Ship 88 1978 Active
  602331 DT 180-1 Dunlap Towing Company Freight Barge 905 1979 Active
  604217 ZB-192 Box-It, Llc Freight Barge 905 1979 Now Sunny Point Ramp
  609994 ZB-193 John Crandall Freight Barge 905 1979 Active
246 615261 Manson 50 Manson Construction Co Freight Barge 905 1979 Active
248 631554 Twi-Lite Northland Leasing Tug 58 1981 Now Miss Rebecca
250 641327 Dauby Gorge Leasing Tank Barge  205 1981 Active
260 628606 Aleknagik No. I City of Aleknagik Freight Barge 31 1980 Active
 270 661888 Columbia Gorge Cascade Locks, Port Of Passenger 92 1983 Active
275 656433 Double M Roland F Moody Freight Barge 45 1983 Active
290 907939 Dauntless Santa Cruz Port District Unclassified 28 1986 Active
363 1030167 ST-45 Shaver Transportation Barge 1,734 1995 Active
365 1035976 ST-46 Shaver Transportation Barge 1,734 1995 Active
370 1047323 ST-47 Shaver Transportation Barge 1,734 1996 Active
371 1051794 ST-48 Shaver Transportation Barge 1,734 1997 Active