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Craig Shipbuilding, Toledo OH

(Linn & Craig [1869-1882], J. Craig & Sons [1883-1889], Craig Shipbuilding [1890-1906], Toledo Shipbuilding [1907-1913] and AmShip Toledo[1913-1973])

Most recent update: February 21, 2012.


The shipyard in Toledo was started by John Craig and his son, John F. Craig, who transferred the operation to Long Beach CA in 1906 and sold the Toledo yard to The American Ship Building Company, which renamed it Toledo Shipbuilding.  When AmShip folded, the yard reverted to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.  It is still in operation today as a repair yard, at its original location on Front Street at the foot of the appropriately named Craig Street.  It is now leased to Ironhead Marine.  See it from the air on Google here.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
Built by Linn & Craig in Gibraltar MI
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6 Colin Campbell   Cargo Ship 373 1869 Later Embury 1901, burnt 1903
7 Annie L. Craig   Cargo Ship 889 1870 Later City of Winnipeg 1878, burnt 1881
8 Brunette   Schooner 739 1871 Later Buffalo 1902, sank 1913
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10 William McGregor   Schooner 733 1872 Abandoned 1910
11 Ira M. Owen   Laker 573 1872 Later Monohansett 1882, burnt 1907
12 Shawnee   Schooner 572 1873 Wrecked 1911
13 Sandusky   Schooner 572 1873 Later Olga 1904
14 Superior   Schooner 587 1873 Wrecked 1898
15 Hartford   Cargo Ship 323 1873 Foundered 1894
16 Alpena C. Bewick et al. Cargo Ship 369 1873 Burnt 1891
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18 R. B. Hayes   Schooner 668 1877 Wrecked 1893
19 Alcona Bewick & Comstock Cargo Ship 723 1878 Burnt 1913
20 Jessie H. Fairwell Walsh & Co. Laker 1,200 1881 Later James W. Follette 1912, abandoned 1923
21 Hiawatha   Laker 1,398 1881 Later Cabotia 1913, wrecked 1919
23 Escanaba Escanaba & Lake Mich. Tptn Laker 1,160 1881 Later Baltimore 1899, wrecked 1901
24 Manistique   Laker 473 1882 Scuttled 1933
Built by J. Craig & Sons in Trenton MI
25 Sigma   Yacht 158 1883 Abandoned 1925
26 Schoolcraft   Laker 745 1884 Burnt 1920
27 Rhoda Emily   Laker 570 1884 Later Cream City 1914, wrecked 1918
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29 James H. Prentice   Schooner 485 1885 Abandoned 1934
30 Lansing J. Dalzell Laker 1,611 1887 Later Dexter Rood 1918, Lansing 1921, scrapped 1922
31? Ashland   Schooner 991 1886 Scrapped 1936
32 Gettysburg Alger Smith & Co Laker 1,358 1887 Later Barnstaple 1926, foundered 1919
33 J. C. Gilchrist J. C. Gilchrist Laker 1,827 1887 Later Vermilion 1904, sank in tow 1914
34 John Craig F. W. Gilchrist Laker 2,044 1888 Later Panama 1904, wrecked 1906
35 Volunteer Alger, Smith & Co Laker 1,944 1888 Burnt 1914
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38 Niko J. Craig Laker 782 1889 Wrecked 1924
39 C. W. Elphicke J. Craig Laker 2,058 1889 Wrecked 1913
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Built by Craig Shipbuilding in Toledo OH
42 John W. Moore Great Lakes S.S. Co Laker 1,961 1890 Later Edward N. Breitung 1916, John F. Morrow 1919, Kpawa 1926, scrapped 1944
43 John J. Barton          
44? Portia 21 1891
45 City of Toledo Toledo & Islands SS Co Passenger Ship 1,003 1891 Scrapped 1948
46 Shearwater   Tug      
47 Leroy Brooks   Tug 39 1891  
48 Simmons Reef (LV 55) US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1891  
49 White Shoal (LV 56) US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1891  
50 Grays Reef (LV 57) US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1891  
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52 John B. Ketchum 2nd J.M.Lond Cargo Ship 908 1892 Later Coalhurst 1926, Neebing 1927, foundered
53? Valley City     263 1892  
54 Mary   Scow   1892  
55 Ann Arbor 1 Ann Arbor RR Co Rail Ferry 1,128 1892 Scrapped 1910
56 Ann Arbor 2 Ann Arbor RR Co Rail Ferry 1,145 1892 Later Whale 1915, scrapped 1927
57 Detroiter   Fire Tug   1893  
58 Nantucket New South Shoal US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1893  
59 New Point Shoal US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1893  
60 Eleven Foot Shoal US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1893  
61 Lake Huron Northwest Shoal US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1893  
62 Poe Reef US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1893  
63   US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1893  
64   US Coast Guard Light Vessel   1893  
65 Grandon   Tug 47 1893  
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68 Shenango No. 1 United States & Ontario S.N.Co Rail Ferry 1,938 1895 Burnt 1904
69 Shenango No. 2 United States & Ontario S.N.Co Rail Ferry 1,938 1895 Later Muskegon 1898, Pere Marquette 16 1901, Harriet B 1918, in collision and sank 1922
70 Barge No. 3   Rail Barge   1896  
71 Barge No. 4   Rail Barge   1896  
72 S. M. Fischer Lake Michigan Car Ferry Tptn Co Ferry 628 1896  
73 General John M. Wilson   Tug 42 1898  
74 Ernest A. Hamill       1898 Later Crotona
75 Mae Miller, Bull and Knowlton Cargo Ship 2,201 Jul-99 Later Neree 1920, scrapped 1927
76 Porto Rico NY & PR SS Co. Cargo Ship 1,257 Nov-99 Later Nicaragua 1917, Aristides 1920, Danae 1925, Danai 1928, Angeliki Venetzianou 1931, Thira 1933, scrapped 1938
77 Tampico A.Hawgood Laker 2,133 Jun-00 Scuttled 1927
78 Chippewa Arnold Transport Ferry 996 Jun-00 Burnt 1968
79 Waccamaw Atlantic Coal & Lumber Co Laker 1,359 Oct-00 Later Royan 1917, scrapped 1946
80 Meteor Globe Nav Co Cargo Ship 2,301 May-01 Wrecked 1926
81 Argo Booth Packing Co Passenger Ship 1,089 May-01 Later Racine 1910, Rene 1918
82 Puritan Graham & Morton Tptn Co Passenger Ship 1,547 May-01 Later George M. Cox 1933, wrecked 1933
83 Iroquois Arnold Transit Co Passenger Ship 1,169 Jul-01 Later Alaska Shell 1975, scuttled 1984
84 Lakeside Sandusky & Peninsular S.S.Co Passenger Ship 285 Aug-01 Later Olcott 1911, Hurin 1917, Zelee 1924, Chimere 1931, F Ma 09 1940, Chimere 1945, scrapped 1947
85 Buckman United Fruit Steamship Co. Passenger Ship 1,820 Dec-01 Subcontracted from West Bay City SB, later Admiral Evans 1914, scrapped 1936
86 Watson United Fruit Steamship Co. Passenger Ship 1,820 Dec-01 Subcontracted from West Bay City SB, later Admiral Watson 1915, scrapped 1935
87 Redondo Swayne & Hoyt Laker 679 May-02 Scuttled 1948
88 Charles Beatty Volunteer Transit Co Laker 986 Jun-02 Later Usona 1917, Bayusona 1917, Port de St. Malo 1921, Bayusona 1922, Roslyn 1922, Usona 1923, Ironwood 1936, scrapped 1974
89 Thomas Adams Adams Tptn Co Laker 3,784 Jul-02 Later Cletus Schneider 1918, scrapped 1962
90 Toledo Sun Oil Co Tanker 2,277 Sep-02 Later Dulcino 1920, Marina 1929, scuttled 1932
91 George L. Craig Monroe Tptn Co Laker 3,762 Mar-03 Later Robert L. Paisley 1918, Pam Schneider 1930, scrapped 1960
92 Grand Haven Grand Trunk Car Ferry Co Car Ferry 2,320 Jul-03 Foundered 1969
93 City of South Haven Dunkley-Williams Co Passenger Ship 1,719 Jul-03 Later City of Miami 1919, E. G. Crosby 1924, burnt 1935
94 Kensington Kensington Tptn Co Laker 3,762 Aug-03 Later M. A. Reeb 1917, O. S. McFarland 1928, scrapped 1972
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96 Craig   Tug 32 1905  
97 Edith   Yacht 67 1904  
98 Arcadia   Yacht 17 1904  
99 Indianapolis Indiana Tptn Co Passenger Ship 765 Jun-04 Scrapped 1938
100 City of Benton Harbor Graham & Morton Tptn Co Passenger Ship 1,286 Jun-04 Burnt 1938
101 Capitola   Yacht 123 1904  
102 R. E. Doville   Dredge 199 1905 Later Steven B.
103 James P. Walsh Ohio S.S.Co Laker 5,630 1905 Scrapped 1961
104 Aspen (WAGL 204) US Coast Guard Lighthouse Tender 415 May-06 Sold 1948
105 Engineer No. 4   Tug 50 1905 Later Albert Nobel
106 Eugene Zimmerman L.S.Sullivan Laker 5,630 1905 Later Grand Island 1917, Poweraux Chris 1963, scrapped 1964
Built by Toledo Shipbuilding
107 Theodore Roosevelt Indiana Tptn Co Passenger Ship 1,955 Apr-06 Scrapped 1950
108 Sierra Inter-Ocean S.S.Co Laker 4,846 Apr-06 Scrapped 1964
109 General Charles Hubbard L.C.Smith Transit Co Laker 4,846 Mar-07 Scuttled 1967
110 Smith Thompson L.C.Smith Transit Co Laker 4,786 Jun-07 Later Robert N. Joynt 1959, scrapped 1961
111 John Dunne Jr. L.C.Smith Transit Co Laker 6,160 Mar-08 Later Sprucedale 1961, scrapped 1969
112 Fred G. Hartwell G.A.Tomlinson Laker 6,223 Mar-08 Later Harry W. Croft 1918, scrapped 1969
113 Wauketa White Star Line Passenger Ship 903 Dec-08 Scrapped 1952
114 Denmark Maumee S.S.Co Laker 5,448 May-09 Scrapped 1961
115 Norway United Tptn Co Laker 6,673 Mar-10 Later Ruth Hindman 1964, scrapped 1976
116 Ste. Claire Detroit & Windsor Ferry Co. Passenger Ship 870 1910 Laid up in Toledo: being preserved
117 Erwin L. Fisher/Port de Caen Fisher & Wilson Laker 1,184 Jun-10 Later Bayersher 1917, Port de Caen 1919, Bayersher 1922, Claremont 1923, George J. Whelan 1930, foundered 1930
118 Ann Arbor No. 5 Ann Arbor RR Co Railroad Ferry 2,884 1910 Scuttled 1968
119 Chief Wawatam Mackinac Tptn Co Ferry 2,990 1911 Barge 1990
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123 Thousand Islander Thousand Island Steamboat Co Passenger Ship 355 May-12 Foundered 1928
124 George Warren Boston and Virginia SS Co. Tanker 2,306 Oct-12 Later tanker Harry Farnum 1917, scrapped 1937
125 I. V. Stoddard Boston and Virginia SS Co. Tanker 2,306 Nov-12 Later tanker Walter Hardcastle 1916, W. L. Connelly 1922, Barbara 1937, Empire Taj 1941, Attock 1952, deleted 1956
126 John L. Lowry     195 1912  
127 Sainte Marie Mackinac Tptn Co Railroad Ferry 2,383 Feb-13 Scrapped 1962
128 Essex Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co Ferry 266 Aug-13 Later tug J. E. McQueen 1941, Stoic 1943, foundered 1957
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131 Starlight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,930 Aug-16 Later Standtow No. 2 1921, Transito 1923, Esso No. 11 1938, Esso Santa Fe 1947, Trans-Ona No. 2 1960, deleted 1955
132 Moonlight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,930 Aug-16 Later Admiral Peary 1924, Sonora 1934, burnt 1945
133 Twilight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,955 Sep-16 Later Standtow No. 1 1921, Norsworthy 1925, Platapet 1927, Esso No. 1 1938, Esso Formosa 1947, Trans-Ona No. 1 1960, deleted 1955
134 Dawnlight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,976 Oct-16 Later Pure Wofford 1930, San Carlos 1947, deleted 1951
135 Sunlight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,976 Nov-16 Later Pure Sherrill 1930, san Gabriel 1948, deleted 1951
136 Daylight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,976 May-17 Later Gyoshin Maru 1943, M.T.S. No. 6 1945, scrapped 1949
137 Horace S. Wilkinson Great Lakes S.S.Co Laker 8,338 May-17 Later Wiltranco I 1963, scrapped 1973
138 Tours Cie Francaise des Chemins de Fer Cargo Ship 1,984 Jul-17 Later Janine 1919, Andre Montreuil 1923, D'Enambuc 1925, Pessades 1934, Antonios 1936, Alga 1937, torpedoed and lost 1942
139 Limoges Cie Francaise des Chemins de Fer Cargo Ship 1,984 Sep-17 Later Kalev 1927, Gorgas 1950, scrapped 1952
140 War Shell/Lakeshore UK Admiralty Laker 3,000 Oct-17 Later Olympic 1923, Taganak (AG 45) 1942, Olympic 1946, Glento 1947, Pilhamn 1948, Lulu 1954, scrapped 1961
141 War Bayonet/Lake Superior UK Admiralty Laker 3,000 Oct-17 Later C. D. Johnson III 1926, Anna Schafer 1934, Tuluran (AG 46) 1942, Anna Schafer 1946, scrapped 1947
142 War Rifle/Lake Bridge UK Admiralty Laker 3,000 Nov-17 Later Cascade 1923, burnt and scuttled 1941
143 War Flag/Lake Sunapee UK Admiralty Laker 2,922 Apr-18 Later Frank Lynch 1922, Nestor 1937, Otto 1939, Irish Willow 1941, Veraguas 1946, scrapped 1960
144 War Daisy/Lake Sebago UK Admiralty Laker 2,942 May-18 Later Robert Johnson 1923, Hubert Schafer 1932, Santa Monica 1940, Avin 1958, wrecked 1961 and scrapped
145 War Lily/Lake Cayuga UK Admiralty Laker 2,942 May-18 Later Dorothy Wintermote 1923, wrecked 1938
146 War Pansy/Lake Chelan UK Admiralty Laker 2,942 Jun-18 Scrapped 1949
147 Lake Catherine US Shipping Board Laker 2,940 Jun-18 Later Oscar J. Lingeman 1925, Aetna 1937, Manasquan (AG 36) 1941, WIX 273, scrapped 1946
148 Lake Frances US Shipping Board Laker 2,930 Jul-18 Later Lee Hwa 1946, scrapped 1968
149 Lake Calavears US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Sep-18 Scrapped 1928
150 Lake Calicorock US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Oct-18 Later Walter Fischer 1930, Nordafrika 1931, Balaton 1931, Okra 1933, scrapped 1960
151 Lake Calispell US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Oct-18 Later Berit 1930, Sheksna 1933, scrapped 1960
152 Lake Calistoga US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Nov-18 Scrapped 1928
153 Lake Callicoon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Nov-18 Scrapped 1928
154 Lake Strabo US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Feb-19 Scrapped 1928
155 Lake Charlottesville US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Mar-19 Scrapped 1927
156 Lake Calvenia US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Apr-19 In collision and sank 1920
157 Lake Festina US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Jun-19 Later Samoyed 1930, Pugachev 1945, scrapped 1960
158 Lake Festus US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Jul-19 Later Mayan 1928, Nino Claudio 1941, Valerio 1946, sank off Brittany 1947
159 Lake Fibre US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Aug-19 Scrapped 1931
160 Lake Fielding US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Sep-19 Later Confucius 1926, Shinsei Maru No. 17 1928, bombed and lost 1945
161 Lake Fife US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Sep-19 Later Fenicia 1925, torpedoed and lost 1941
162 Lake Figart US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Oct-19 Scrapped 1930
163 Lake Fighting US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Nov-19 Scrapped 1931
164 Lake Filbert US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Nov-19 Later Nabesna 1923, Angouleme 1940, scrapped 1954
165 Lake Fillion US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Nov-19 Later City of Dallas 1924, wrecked 1945
166 Lake Filmore US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 May-20 Later Bridgetown 1922, Boyaca 1933, Otori Maru 1941, wrecked 1943
167 Lake Filson US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Apr-20 Later Commercial Mariner 1928, Commercial Alabaman 1931, Kamchatneft-Razvedka 1938, scrapped 1960
168 Lake Fincastle US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Apr-20 Later Wichita Falls 1928, Hai Su 1946, An Kuo 1955, scrapped 1960
169 Lake Fine US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Apr-20 Later Bridgetown 1922, Boyaca 1933, Otori Maru 1941, wrecked 1943
170 Lake Finkton US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Aug-20 Later Nidarnes 1940, torpedoed and lost 1942
171 Lake Finney US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Sep-20 Later Polcevera 1938, Palma 1943, torpedoed and lost 1943
172 Lake Firth US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Oct-20 Later Breiva 1937, Togo Maru 1939, wrecked 1940
173 La Salle   Ferry 677 Jun-22 Later Almond 1942, La Salle 1946, scrapped 1952
174 Worrell Clarkson   Laker 8,203 Mar-23 Later Ernest T. Weir 1936, George R. Fink 1953, scrapped 1973
175 John W. Boardman   Laker 4,011 Oct-23 Later Lewis G. Harriman 1965, hulked 1990, still afloat 2003
176 William K. Field   Laker 8,195 Apr-24 Later Reiss Brothers 1934, George D. Goble 1970, Robert S. Pierson 1980, Spruceglen 1982, scrapped 1985
177 Wabash   Ferry 3,366 1927 Later City of Green Bay 1963, scrapped 1974
178 B. F. Affleck   Laker 8,045 Aug-27 Scrapped 1986
179 Central Dredge # 1   Dredge   1928  
181 R. W. Holst   Dredge   1929  
182 John Kendall   Tug   1929  
183 Windsor Wabash Rlwy Co Railroad Ferry 3,131 1930 Hulked 1969
184 Thomas W. Lamont Pittsburgh S.S.Co Laker 7,964 May-30 Scrapped 1987
185 # 57   Scow   1930  
186 # 58   Scow   1930  
187 Eskimo (WAG 38) U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker   30-Sep-42 Later Storis, retired 2007, to be museum
188 Manitowoc (WAGB 83) U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker   20-Dec-44 Later Mackinaw, retired 2006, to be museum in Mackinaw City WI
189 Edward B. Greene Pickands Mather Laker 25,000 Jun-52 Later Benson Ford 1985, Kaye E. Barker 1989, active
192 John Sherwin Pickands Mather Laker 32,000 Apr-58 Active
193 Shenango Pickands Mather Laker 31,000 May-59 Later Charles M. Beeghly 1967, active
196 Triangle I Blue Circle Cement Dry Bulk Barge 3,000 Jun-63 Later Becraft, active
198 Researcher (R 103) N.O.A.A. Research Vessel 2,750 18-Jun-70 Later Malcolm Baldridge 1988, Ushuaia 2001, active
199 Tapi (PF 107) Thai Navy Corvette 1,172 1-Nov-71 Active
200 Roger M. Keyes American Steamship Laker 22,000 Aug-73 Later Adam E. Cornelius 1989, active