Burger Boat, Manitowoc WI

Most recent update:  October 12, 2015.


Burger Boat was founded in 1863 in Manitowoc WI, by Henry B. Burger and continues in business today as one of the leading yacht builders in the U.S.  The original shipyard was sold in 1902 to what is now Manitowoc Corporation, but the next generation of the Burger family had started a new shipyard in 1892, across from the old one.  Burger Boat Co was incorporated in 1915: it was sold to John McMillan in 1986 and then sold again, to Tacoma Boat in 1989.  It closed in 1990, when Tacoma Boat folded, but was acquired and reopened by the present owners in 1993.  The company is now actually called Shipbuilders of Wisconsin, Inc., d.b.a. Burger Boat Company.  If anyone can fill any gaps in the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.  Visit the shipyard at www.burgerboat.com.  You can see it from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
Built by Henry B. Burger
  9883 Fleet Wing   Schooner 350 136 1867 Wrecked 1888
  23765 S. A. Wood   Schooner 314 150 1868 Sank 1907
  125217 City of Manitowoc   Schooner 311   1872 Sold foreign 1879
    Blazing Star Michael Cummings Schooner 279 137 1873  
  125214 C. C. Barnes Milwaukee-Western Fuel Schooner 554 172 1873 Transport 1914, scrapped 1919
Built by Rand & Burger
  95257 Henry C. Richards   Schooner 700 189 1873 Foundered 1895
  6849 Depere   Steamer 736 165 1873 State of Michigan 1893, foundered 1901
  75720 J. I. Case   Schooner 828 208 1874 Scuttled near Quebec City 1933
  125338 Chicago Goodrich Transit Steamer 746 205 1874 Scrapped 1921
  140056 Lydia   Schooner 84 80 1874 Abandoned 1907
  75721 J. Duvall   Schooner 131 103 1874 In collision and sank 1905
  120256 Frank Canfield   Tug 48 62 1875 Wrecked 1904
  140097 Lucia A. Simpson   Schooner 227 127 1875 Burned 1935
  140185 Lottie Cooper   Schooner 265 134 1876 Wrecked 1894
  100210 Irma L. Wheeler   Tug 52 66 1877 Scrapped 1914
  100244 Isaac Stephenson   Schooner 461 163 1879 Scrapped 1932
  115722 S. M. Stephenson William Burns Schooner 512 166 1880 Scrapped 1935
  125873 City of Ludington Goodrich Transit Steamer 842 180 1880 Georgia 1898, hulked 1928, scuttled 1932
  150193 Penobscot   Schooner 257 134 1880 Burned 1925
  95590 Henry Witbeck   Barge 498 167 1880 Abandoned 1937
  105999 Alice Ole Hansen Schooner 307 137 1881 Abandoned 1930
  106040 Arctic Goodrich Transit Tug 52 64 1881 Abandoned 1929
    Valasta   Tug     1881  
  145284 Thomas H. Smith   Steamer 281 130 1881 In collision and sank 1893
  105978 A. A. Carpenter   Schooner 540 165 1881 Barge 1917, deleted 1932
    Olga William Johnson Schooner 293 137 1881 Sold 1900
  110672 R. A. Seymour Jr.   Steamer 131 110 1882 Abandoned 1924
  3193 Burt Barnes Milwaukee-Western Fuel Schooner 134 95 1882 Foundered 1926
  80894 W. O. Goodman William Johnson Schooner 324 144 1882 Abandoned 1917
  85712 George Pankratz   Tug 64 72 1882 No info
  76400 J. C. Perrett   Schooner 537 160 1882 J. C. Ames 1896, scrapped 1923
  126112 C. M. Charnley   Tug 83 78 1882 Burned 1922
  157096 Duncan City   Tug 77 77 1883 Abandoned 1926
  85830 G. J. Boyce Winand Schlosser Schooner 303 137 1884 Wrecked in Cuba 1921
  126267 Charles Williams   Tug 105 88 1884 To CoE 1891 as General Williams, Colonel J. L. Lusk 1907, deleted 1921
  91857 Marinette   Tug 61 71 1885 John B. Breymann 1905, burned 1926
Built by Burger & Burger
  110681 Richard R. Endress   Tug 31 60 1885 Commodore 1901, abandoned 1958
  110693 Rand Stronach Lumber Steamer 191 119 1886 Sowards 1909, scrapped 1929
  106488 A. D. Hayward Peter D. Campbell Steamer 304 138 1887 Crushed by ice 1911
  135954 Edwin S. Tice Winand Schlosser Steamer 728 160 1887 Mueller 1901, stripped and scuttled 1935
  120718 Fannie C. Hart Green Bay Transportation Steamer 476 143 1888 Rowe 1911, Marina 1942, scrapped 1963
  140950 Lizzie Metzner   Schooner 77 81 1888 Wrecked 1916
  92006 Mark B. Covell Marinette Transportation Steamer 261 131 1888 Pere Marquette 6 1906, burned 1936
  150425 Petoskey Seymour Transportation Steamer 770 171 1888 Burned 1936
  126551 City of Racine Goodrich Transit Steamer 1,041 203 1889 Arizona 1909, hulked 1932, scrapped 1937
  126566 Cora A Chicago Transportation Schooner 381 149 1889 Foundered 1916
  100446 Isabella J. Boyce Interlake Sand & Gravel Steamer 368 138 1889 Burnt and lost 1917
  126614 City of Marquette L. L. Hill Steamer 341 114 1890 Barge 1930, abandoned 1932
  100471 Indiana Goodrich Transit Steamer 1,178 201 1890 Hulked 1930, scrapped 1937
  136131 Eugene C. Hart Norlond Line Steamer 407 126 1890 Norlond 1919, foundered 1922
  116377 Sidney O. Neff Marinette Transportation Steamer 347 150 1890 M.C. No. 2 1919, Sidney O. Neff 1923, sank 1940
  96036 Harrison Ludington   Tug 47 62 1890 Industry 1899, Harrison Ludington 1925, Lou-Ella 1926, abandoned 1936
  136252 Edward Buckley Peninsula Tug & Towing Steamer 415 154 1891 Destroyed by fire 1929
  86142 George Cooper   Tug 53 68 1891 John J. Freitas 1917, Victory 1918, abandoned 1930
  100509 Ivy M. Leathem   Tug 51 81 1891 Violet H. Raber 1894, abandoned 1914
  106962 Anabel John Coffey Tug 47 65 1892 Abandoned 1937
  106925 Allie E. Shipman A. E. Shipman Steamer 31 61 1892 Abandoned 1916
  92416 Myrtle Camp   Schooner 48 68 1892 No info after 1911
  111038 Ralph M. Cooper   Tug 27 59 1893 Abandoned 1922
  77076 Julia C. Hammel E Hammel Sr. Tug 28 55 1893 Abandoned 1918
  141298 Lotus Escanaba Transportation Steamer 219 110 1893 Tug 1919, abandoned 1933
  116679 Sydney T. Smith   Tug 71 85 1895 Edwin Denby 1923, scrapped 1938
    Iowa Goodrich Transit Steamer 1,167 202 1896 Foundered 1915
  107427 Alphard Peter Schroeder Tug 32 55 1898 Abandoned 1927
  127228 C. W. Endress   Tug 73 86 1898 Jean Mack 1918, burned 1927
  111257 Robert E. Burke   Tug 73 84 1899 South Shore 1908, wrecked 1909
  145820 Two Myrtles John Johnson Steamer 96 80 1899 Clover 1913, Two Myrtles 1936, abandoned 1946
  237558 Freddie George A Heitl Tug   35 1901 Abandoned 1945
    Vernon Jr Vernon Siever Yacht 33 69 1901 Abandoned 1940
  86563 Gifford M. H. Quick Tug 63 69 1901 Abandoned 1941
    Alice C John Coffey Fish Tug 81 63 1901 Deleted 1933
  27687 York   Steamer 37 75 1902 D. P. Perry 1910, abandoned 1942
  248540 Gorilla   Tug   34 1902  
    Mariposa   Tug 92 62 1902 Bon Ami 1908, Islet Prince 1925, burned 1938
Built by H. B. Burger, Jr.
  200140 Burger John Coffey Fish Tug 47 69 1903 Abandoned 1949
  208543 Morning Star   Fish Tug   37 1904 Deleted 1925
  202695 Crystal Edward G Tews Jr. Fish Tug 21 42 1905 Later F. J. Meyer Sr., deleted 1925
  234200 Patricia   Fish Tug   37 1905 Deleted 1945
  210699 Cataract   Fish Tug 9 32 1906  
    Swastika F H Noble Yacht   42 1907 Later Lady Isabel, at Wisconsin Mar. Museum
  206410 Clara S Fred Wilke Fish Tug 30 48 1909 Later a passenger vessel, abandoned 1945
  206895 Liberty Edward G Tews Jr. Fish Tug 30 47 1909 Tug 1919, abandoned 1946
  207559 Petrel Louis Rodal Fish Tug 7 32 1909 Abandoned 1947
  209275 Una Fred Paetschow Fish Tug 7 34 1909 Scrapped 1947
    Mary M   Steamer 44 66 1909 Wrecked 1918
  207890 H. B. Burger Jr. Central Dredging Tug 14 46 1910 Deleted 1972
  209309 Archie Tegtmeyer Frank Paczocha Fish Tug 40 54 1911 Scrapped 1946
  211059 Gloriana Emil G Endress Fish Tug   62 1913  
  211830 Goldie W Daniel F Coffey Jr. Fish Tug 50 58 1913  
  211720 Reliance William Anderson Fish Tug 13 37 1913 Foundered 1943
  211421 Search Patrick M Chambers Fish Tug 58 70 1913 Burned 1944
  212720 Indian   Fish Tug   44 1914 Foundered 1940
    Ranger R. B. Brown Yacht 48 67 1914 Deleted in the 1970s
Built by Burger Boat Company, Inc.
  213020 America   Steamer 40 56 1915 Sank at dock 1952 and broken up
    Lincoln Corps of Engineers Passenger 14 45 1915  
  213738 Karlsruhe Arthur J Luebke Fish Tug 21 43 1915 Deleted 1948
  213336 Nellie H John M Hanrath Fish Tug 17 36 1915 Tee-Zee-Lee 1930, Steve-O-Reno 1961, burned 1964
  217362 J T Bossler John T Bossler Fish Tug 28 47 1916 Deleted 1940
  213042 R E Helen Albert Goodman Fish Tug 21 34 1916 Scrapped 1968
  216325 William Jr. William H. Muntinga Fish Tug 20 47 1916  
  214690 Fearless No 2 Sonneman Fish Co Fish Tug   68 1917 Scrapped 1948
  215058 H Van Ells H, E & J Van Ells Fish Tug     1917 Scrapped 1936
    Frederick H. Steimle   Fish Tug 46 54 1917 Abandoned 1938
    Sunbeam Roy Smith & others Fish Tug   71 1917  
  215267 Red Crown Standard Oil Tug 10 39 1917 R. W. Dutch 1931, abandoned 1965
    PC 330 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 77 105 1918 SC 330, sold 1946
28 218906 Retriever U.S. Shipping Board Tug 176 95 1919 Later M Moran, Alice M Moran, scrapped 1953 
29 218907 Terrier U.S. Shipping Board Tug 176 95 1919 Later Agnes A. Moran, William C. Moore, scrapped 1955
30 219102 Setter U.S. Shipping Board Tug 176 95 1919 Later Dalzellido, Capt. A. F. Bennett, scrapped 1956
31 219595 Pointer U.S. Shipping Board Tug 176 95 1919 Later Britannia, John L. Sullivan, scrapped 1954
32 219128 Spaniel U.S. Shipping Board Tug 176 95 1919 Later Grove E Warner, John A. Meseck, William F Meseck, scrapped 1954
33 219596 Beagle U.S. Shipping Board Tug 176 95 1920 Later Margaret L. Meseck, Howard Moran, scrapped 1960
  219836 Albert C Kalmbach Albert C Kalmbach Fish Tug 21 45 1919  
  221565 A. W. Fred Wilke Fish Tug 15 38 1920 Deleted 1945
  222506 John Jr. John & William Benson Fish Tug 44 56 1922 Deleted 1946
  222237 White Swan William Williamson Steamer 99 81 1922 Wrecked 1956
  222779 Natco National Fireproofing Co Tug 14 42 1923 Later Zoo Board, abandoned 1958
  222872 A. H. Pitz McMullen & Pitz Tug 52 75 1923 Abandoned 1950
  225316 Badger Arthus Luebke Fish Tug 35 55 1925 Burned 1957
  225305 Grace William Braeger Fish Tug 41 53 1925 Abandoned 1969
  226215 Amity Rawley Fish Co Fish Tug 42 55 1925  
  226206 Bon Jour Everett LaFond Fish Tug 34 46 1926 Abandoned 1959
  226201 Doughboy Norman V Allie Fish Tug 30 48 1926  
  226023 Evelyn C Smith Smith Bros. Fisheries Fish Tug 33 45 1926 Stella 1944, deleted in the 1980s
  225728 Roberta Robert S. Cooper Schooner 21 54 1926 Later Black Hawk, Mouette, Sepio, Dotty, Wanderlust
    Gesine Louis Schutte Schooner   50 1926  
    Moby Dick C. W. Hamilton Ketch   54 1927 Later Shadrach, Nomot
  226957 Fawn Knipfer Bros. Fish Tug 28 48 1927 Abandoned 1965
  226407 Mallard Frank Lonzo Sons Fish Tug 29 45 1927 Later tug, then yacht, deleted
  227083 Ernest E. Beauvais Gillen Towing Tug 17 41 1927 Scrapped 1962
  228126 Anabel II Coffey Fishing Co Fish Tug 62 59 1928 Burned 193x
  228128 Dawn Leslie J Cornell Fish Tug 20 44 1928 Abandoned ashore 1968
  227376 G. H. Heller Hugo W Heller Fish Tug 47 57 1928 Later Resolute, scrapped 1964
  228185 My Sweetheart Henry W Smith Fish Tug 30 50 1928 Abandoned 1965
  228878 Tannis David A. Bennett Yacht 168 108 1929 To USN 1942 as YP 247, sold 1945, scrapped 1955
  228549 Grace H. John M Hanrath Fish Tug 40 57 1929  
  229077 Carolyn Gus Mollhagen Fish Tug 22 42 1929 Active
    Gloria Hanson Bros Fishery Fish Tug     1929  
  228485 Lois Anne P. W. Miller Yacht 51 61 1929 Se-Ward 1937, Furlough 1940, Sunny Skies 1946, scrapped 1963
  229212 Lark John Schilbauer Fish Tug 10 34 1929  
  230377 Butch LaFond Everett LaFond Fish Tug 24 39 1930 Now Butchie B
  230100 Sinclair Sinclair Refining Steamer 33 50 1930 B 1970, burned 1977
    North Shore W. J. Lawrie Steamer 66 61 1930 Foundered 1930
  230998 North Shore W. J. Lawrie Steamer 66 61 1931 Replacement, tug 1957, deleted 198?
  231926 Neptune Emil Nelson Fish Tug 23 42 1932  
  231940 A. Jeffery Albert R. Jeffery Fish Tug 29 42 1932 Deleted 1981
  231262 Hope Smith Bros. Fish Tug 29 45 1931  
  232404 Theo J. Blong Port Fish Co Fish Tug 20 38 1933  
  233027 Fred Weimer Fred Weimer Fisheries Fish Tug 29 45 1934 Sank 1959
  233457 Margaret Matthews Edward B Matthews Fish Tug 36 45 1934 Irene 1974, Jay-Jay-Cee 19??, active
  233017 Francis M. Connell Fitzsimon & Connell Tug 15 41 1934 Titan 1960, Doctor Grady 1971, Titan 1975
  233269 P. G. Connell Jr. Fitzsimon & Connell Tug 15 41 1934  
  233943 Naomikong Wallace E Hill Fish Tug 27 42 1935  
  235647 Mercury John Kahlenburg Fish Tug 29 40 1936 Active
  235733 La Belle Thomas W Brown Fish Tug 39 47 1936 Preserved ashore
  235620 Henrietta Margaret George Van Hall Fish Tug 29 40 1936 Now Lester H Smith
  234580 Smith Bros. Smith Bros.  Fish Tug 43 49 1936 Now Agnes H
  237905 Apostle Islands Booth Fisheries Fish Tug 63 55 1937 Now Hiawatha 1959
  235854 Bossler Brothers John Bossler Sons Fish Tug 40 47 1937 No info after 1954
  236718 Meyer Bros. Charles Meyer Fish Tug 40 47 1937 Now Clifford J
  236778 J. B. Nelson Leonard A Nelson Fish Tug 22 38 1937 Active
  236906 LeClair Brothers H & E LeClair Fish Tug 42 47 1937 Later Linda E, rammed and sunk 1998
  236912 Albert J. Ludlow White Fish Tug 42 47 1937 Now Barney Devine
  236235 Gilmore Missouri Illinois Mtls Towboat 43 64 1937 Scrapped 1977
  237018 Hustler Joseph Jacobi Fish Tug 29 40 1938 Now Kari A
  237788 Tamarisk Ralph T. Friedman Yacht 78 75 1938 Curlew II 1946, Gray Fox 1960, Jacandre 1964, active
519 238667 Locke Tarlton Missouri Illinois Mtls Towboat 127 93 1939 Zephyr 1944, Alton Zephyr 1949, Hawk 1973, wrecked 1987
  238286 Angus   Yacht 28 48 1939 In the Manitowoc Marine Museum
  594895 Kamaaina Whitman Trust Yacht 9 33 1939 Active
526 1226236 Brenna K Scobbo Contractors Tug 32 45 1939 Now Phyllis K
  240209 Wolverine II Smith Bros. Fish Tug 26 39 1940 Active
628   Unnamed Corps of Engineers Towboat 37 58 1940 Sold as Lucien S. Johnson 1959, Donald H 1970, Stanmat 1977, Shirley B 19??
  240396 Maggie Lynn Floyd Grover Fish Tug 30 41 1941 Active
  240794 Pilgrim   Yacht 50 65 1941 Active
622   Unnamed Corps of Engineers Tender   28 1941  
573   Mystic Isle Erie Isles Ferry Co Passenger 431 103 1942 Fishing vessel 1979, reefed 1986
    SC 660 US Navy Sub Chaser 245d 136 28-Sep-42 To the USSR 1945 as BO 311, scrapped 1956
    SC 661 US Navy Sub Chaser 245d 136 26-Oct-42 To the USSR 1945 as BO 303, scrapped 1956
    YMS 107 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 3-Aug-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 108 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 24-Aug-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 109 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 4-Sep-42 Sold as fishing vessel Frances
    YMS 110 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 10-Oct-42 Sold 1949 as fishing vessel Medina
    YMS 111 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 28-Oct-42 Later Misinderan, Western Challenger (Canada)
    YMS 112 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 24-Nov-42 Struck 1946
    BYMS 155 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 11-Feb-43 To the Neth. 1946 as Vliestroom (MV 37), later William R, Stratus, Oesterkus
    BYMS 156 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 13-Mar-43 To the Neth. 1946 as Texelstroom (MV 39), scrapped 1976
    BYMS 157 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 15-Apr-43 Struck 1947
    YMS 158 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 28-May-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 159 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 17-Jun-43 Sold 1947, later barge VT-100, sunk in Bedwell Bay 1956
    YMS 160 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 19-Jul-43 To Philippines 1945 
    BYMS 2161 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 27-Jul-43 Returned & struck 1946
    BYMS 2162 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 28-Aug-43 Returned & struck 1946
    PCS 1423 US Navy Sub Chaser 278d 136 16-Nov-43 Named Prescott 1956, sold 1962 as fishing vessel, existence in doubt
    PCS 1424 US Navy Sub Chaser 278d 136 13-Dec-43 Sold 1946
    PCS 1449 US Navy Sub Chaser 278d 136 8-Jan-44 Fate unknown 
    PCS 1450 US Navy Sub Chaser 278d 136 3-Feb-44 To C. & G.S. 1946 as Hodgson, sold 1967
        one of above? 303   1943 Later fishing vessel Six Shillings
    P 584 US Army Rescue Boat   85 May-44  
    P 585 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Jun-44  
    P 586 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Jul-44  
    P 587 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Aug-44  
    P 588 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Sep-44  
    P 589 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Oct-44  
    P 590 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Nov-44  
    P 591 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Dec-44  
    ATR 88 US Navy Tug 850 165 Aug-44 Sold 1948, presumed scrapped
    ATR 89 US Navy Tug 850 165 Sep-44 Sold 1947 as Hila, derelict Staten Island
    ST 905 US Army Tug 19 42 Mar-45  
  583367 ST 906 US Army Tug 19 42 Apr-45 Sold as fishing vessel Reliable, active
    ST 907 US Army Tug 19 42 Apr-45  
    ST 908 US Army Tug 19 42 May-45 To Scripps Inst 1961, Artemia 1973, then Dolphin
    ST 909 US Army Tug 19 42 May-45  
    ST 910 US Army Tug 19 42 Jun-45 Sold 2005 
    ST 911 US Army Tug 19 42 Jun-45  
    ST 912 US Army Tug 19 42 Jul-45 To CoE as Ashland 1948, Charles F. Liscomb 1972, Jason 1993, now Lydie Rae
    ST 913 US Army Tug 19 42 Jul-45  
    ST 914 US Army Tug 19 42 Aug-45  
    ST 915 US Army Tug 19 42 Aug-45 Sold 2003 
  246930 J. R. Chambers Murray Chambers Fish Tug 42 49 1944 Now Three Suns
  246795 Richard E Frank Eichler Fish Tug 37 47 1944 Active
662 247127 Ritter Bros. Ritter Fisheries Fish Tug 30 44 1944 The Surveyor 1994, Jean Elizabeth, active
  247637 Trio Emil Pagel  Fish Tug 16 35 1945 Active