THE ATLANTIC WORKS

East Boston MA

Most recent update:: June 25, 2021.

The Atlantic Works, also known as Atlantic Iron Works, was one of the earliest iron shipbuilders, founded in 1853. It grew over the years through acquisition of neighboring facilities, until acquired by Bethlehem Steel, who closed it in 1950.  The yard was at the south end of Border Street, from about Maverick Street  north to where the Boston East apartment complex is today.  If anyone can add to the table below, which is woefully incomplete, please send your input to me at timcolton@aol.com .
Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Feet Built

Disposition

    Pembroke Coffin & Co Steamer 241   1860  
    South Carolina   Psgr/Cargo 1,165   1860  
Unnamed R. B. Forbes Barge     1861  
Unnamed R. B. Forbes Barge     1861  
Unnamed R. B. Forbes Barge     1861  
Unnamed R. B. Forbes Steamer 70   1861  
Niphon R. B. Forbes Steamer 475      
  na Sagamore U.S. Navy Gunboat 691   1861 Sold 1867
  na Nantucket U.S. Navy Monitor 1,875   1863 Scrapped 1900
  na Casco U.S. Navy Monitor 1,175   1864 Scrapped 1875
    William Lawrence Baltimore Line Steamer 1,049   1869  
    Novelty   Steamer 358   1869  
    Cygnet     94   1869  
    Astoria     178   1870  
    Clyde     73   1870  
    Isis     73   1870  
    Vista     219   1870  
    Wave     73   1870  
    William M. Flanders   Steamer 58   1872  
  na Dexter U.S. Coast Guard Gunboat 326   1874 Sold 1908
  na Richard Rush U.S. Coast Guard Gunboat 326   1874 Scrapped 1913
Shearwater     109   1887  
Unquowa   Yacht 159   1888  
Juthniel     140   1889  
Wild Duck     233   1891  
Formosa   Yacht 238   1894  
  na Manning U.S. Coast Guard Revenue Cutter 1,150   1898 Sold 1930
  3835 Buccaneer   Tug 226   1900  
  145841 Tormenter   Tug 226   1900 Scrapped 1885
  204283 Boston Floating Hospital Boston Floating Hospital Hospital Ship 672   1906 Scrapped 1952
    Betty Alden Nantasket Beach SB Co. Passenger Ship 775   1908 Burnt 1929
  210653 Narragansett     164   1912  
  226810 Merrimac     386   1927