Shelburne Shipyard, Shelburne VT

Most recent update: November 24, 2010.


The Shelburne Shipyard is one of our oldest, getting started in 1823.  Its first vessel was the steamship General Greene, built for the newly chartered Lake Champlain Transportation Company in 1825, which owned the yard for 113 years.  When World War II started, it was leased to Donovan Contracting Company, of St. Paul MN.  After the war, it was sold to Jerry and Wendell Aske and the yard went from defense work to building private yachts, returning briefly to defense contracting during the Korean War, when they shipped their boats to the West Coast by rail.  In 1968, the Askes sold Shelburne Shipyard and in 1971 it was sold again, but it continues in business today.  The yard is on Shelburne neck, at the extreme end of Harbor Road.  Visit the present-day company at www.shelburneshipyard.com and see it from the air on Google here.

 Hull # O.N. Original Name  Original Owner Vessel Type GT  Ft. Delivery Disposition

Built by Shelburne Shipyard

    General Greene Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   75 1825  
    Winooski Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   136 1832  
    Burlington Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   190 1837  
    Saranac Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   166 1842  
    United States Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   240 1847  
    Boston Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   127 1851  
    Montreal Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   224 1856  
    Adirondack Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer   251 1867  
  25841 Vermont Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer 1,125 261 1871  
  126487 Chateaugay Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer 743 196 1887 First iron-hulled ferry on Lake Champlain, later Mount Washington
  161944 Vermont Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer 1,195 251 1903 Converted to freighter 1945
  203172 Ticonderoga Lake Champlain Tptn. Psgr. Steamer 892 212 1906 Now a museum in Shelburne

Built by Donovan Contracting

    SC 1029 US Navy Sub Chaser 148d 110 16-Nov-42 To Free French 1944 as CH 123
    SC 1030 US Navy Sub Chaser 148d 110 16-Nov-42 To Free French 1944 as CH 136
  288900 YFT 3 US Navy Torpedo Lighter 74d 85 1943 Later Harry J
    YFT 4 US Navy Torpedo Lighter 74d 85 1943  
    YFT 5 US Navy Torpedo Lighter 74d 85 1943  
  261794 YT 297 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 66 1943-44 Later YTL 297, sold 1951 as J. T. Spellman, scrapped 1962
    YT 298 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 66 1943-44 Later YTL 298
    YT 299 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 66 1943-44 Later YTL 299
    YT 300 US Navy Yard Tug 70d 66 1943-44 Later YTL 300
    SC 1504 US Navy Sub Chaser 148d 110 31-May-44 To USSR 1944 as BO 228
    SC 1505 US Navy Sub Chaser 148d 110 29-Jun-44 To USSR 1944 as BO 234
    SC 1506 US Navy Sub Chaser 148d 110 21-Jul-44 To USSR 1944 as BO 241

Built by Shelburne Harbor Ship & Marine Construction Co.

  253785 Horace W. Corbin Lake Champlain Tptn. Ferry 446 178 1947 Later Valcour 1949
      US Navy Motor Boat 8d 35 1952-54 73 boats
      US Navy LCVP 9d 36 1955-58 463 boats (NObs 3655)