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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: September 24, 2014.


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 # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
Built by Linn & Craig in Gibraltar MI
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6 5719 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 2756 Brunette   Schooner 739 1871 Later Buffalo 1902, sank 1913
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10 80268 William McGregor   Schooner 733 1872 Abandoned 1910
11 100156 Ira M. Owen   Laker 573 1872 Later Monohansett 1882, burnt 1907
12 115140 Shawnee   Schooner 572 1873 Wrecked 1911
13 115141 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 105800 Alcona Bewick & Comstock Cargo Ship 723 1878 Burnt 1913
20 76983 Jesse H. Farwell Walsh & Co. Laker 1,200 1881 Later James W. Follette 1912, abandoned 1923
21 95600 Hiawatha   Laker 1,398 1881 Later Cabotia 1913, wrecked 1919
23 135487 Escanaba Esc. & Lake Mich. Tptn Laker 1,160 1881 Later Baltimore 1899, wrecked 1901
24 91436 Manistique   Laker 473 1882 Scuttled 1933
Built by J. Craig & Sons in Trenton MI
25 115931 Sigma   Yacht 158 1883 Abandoned 1925
26 115990 Schoolcraft   Laker 745 1884 Burnt 1920
27 110641 Rhoda Emily   Laker 570 1884 Later Cream City 1914, wrecked 1918
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29 76581 James H. Prentice   Schooner 485 1885 Abandoned 1934
30 140870 Lansing J. Dalzell Laker 1,611 1887 Later Dexter Rood 1918, Lansing 1921, scrapped 1922
31? 106112 Ashland   Schooner 991 1886 Scrapped 1936
32 85957 Gettysburg Alger Smith & Co Laker 1,358 1887 Later Barnstaple 1926, foundered 1919
33 76695 J. C. Gilchrist J. C. Gilchrist Laker 1,827 1887 Later Vermilion 1904, sank in tow 1914
34 76729 John Craig F. W. Gilchrist Laker 2,044 1888 Later Panama 1904, wrecked 1906
35 161592 Volunteer Alger, Smith & Co Laker 1,944 1888 Burnt 1914
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38 130439 Niko J. Craig Laker 782 1889 Wrecked 1924
39 126568 C. W. Elphicke J. Craig Laker 2,058 1889 Wrecked 1913
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Built by Craig Shipbuilding in Toledo OH
42 76896 John W. Moore Great Lakes S.S. Co Laker 1,961 1890 Later Edward N. Breitung 1916, John F. Morrow 1919, Kipawa 1926, scrapped 1944
43 76914 John J. Barlum   Laker 1,185 1890 Sank 1922
44?   Portia 21 1891
45 126738 City of Toledo Toledo & Islands SS Co Passenger Ship 1,003 1891 Scrapped 1948
46 na Shearwater US Fishery Commission Tug 20 1891 Scrapped 1909
47 141143 Leroy Brooks William Rehburg Tug 39 1891 Later Henry Stokes, Aburg, Dawn Light, active (Canada)
48 na LV 55 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 129 1891 Simmons Reef, later Lansing Shoal, abandoned 1932
49 na LV 56 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 130 1891 White Shoal, later North Manitou Shoal, Grays Reef, abandoned 1935
50 na LV 57 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 130 1891 Grays Reef, sold as clubhouse 1924
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52 77037 John B. Ketchum 2nd J.M.Lond Cargo Ship 908 1892 Later Coalhurst 1926, Neebing 1927, foundered 1937
53?   Valley City     263 1892  
54 92442 Mary   Scow 219 1892 Abandoned 1921
55 106974 Ann Arbor No. 1 Ann Arbor RR Co Rail Ferry 1,128 1892 Burnt and scrapped 1910
56 106984 Ann Arbor No. 2 Ann Arbor RR Co Rail Ferry 1,145 1892 Later Whale 1915, scrapped 1927
57 157370 Detroiter City of Detroit Fire Tug 139 1893 Later Sarnia City 1910, scrapped 1942
58 na LV 59 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 105 1893 Bar Point, later Bay Reef, converted to tug 1918, scrapped 1942
59 na LV 60 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 105 1893 Eleven Foot Shoal, sold as clubhouse 1926, abandoned 1940
60 na LV 61 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 105 1893 Port Huron, sold 1921
61 na LV 62 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 105 1893 Poe Reef, later Bar Point, sold 1921
62 na LV 64 US Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 105 1893 Limekiln Crossing South, sold 1910
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65 86282 Grandon   Tug 47 1893 Abandoned 1936
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68 116688 Shenango No. 1 US & Ontario S.N. Co Rail Ferry 1,938 1895 Burnt 1904
69 116695 Shenango No. 2 US & 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 67317 Barge No. 3   Rail Barge 1,581 1896 Foundered 1900
71 67318 Barge No. 4   Rail Barge 1,581 1896 Foundered 1900
72 116717 S. M. Fischer Lake Michigan Car Fy Ferry 628 1896 To USA 1917, to France 1919
73   General John M. Wilson   Tug 42 1898  
74   Ernest A. Hamill       1898 Later Crotona
75 92953 Mae Miller, Bull & Knowlton Cargo Ship 2,201 Jul-99 Later Neree 1920, scrapped 1927
76 150836 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 145840 Tampico A. Hawgood Laker 2,133 Jun-00 Scuttled 1927
78 127440 Chippewa Arnold Transport Ferry 996 Jun-00 Scrapped 1968
79 81715 Waccamaw Atlantic Coal Laker 1,359 Oct-00 Later Royan 1917, scrapped 1946
80 93118 Meteor Globe Navigation Cargo Ship 2,301 May-01 Wrecked 1926
81 107627 Argo Booth Packing Co Passenger Ship 1,089 May-01 Later Racine 1910, Rene 1918
82 150898 Puritan Graham & Morton Passenger Ship 1,547 May-01 Later George M. Cox 1933, wrecked 1933
83 100730 Iroquois Arnold Transit Co Passenger Ship 1,169 Jul-01 Later Alaska Shell 1975, scuttled 1984
84 141738 Lakeside Sandusky & Pen. SS Co Passenger Ship 285 Aug-01 Later Olcott 1911, Hurin 1917, Zelee 1924, Chimere 1931, F Ma 09 1940, Chimere 1945, scrapped 1947
85 3904 Buckman United Fruit SS Co. Passenger Ship 1,820 Dec-01 Sub from West Bay City SB, later Admiral Evans 1914, scrapped 1936
86 81788 Watson United Fruit SS Co. Passenger Ship 1,820 Dec-01 Sub from West Bay City SB, later Admiral Watson 1915, scrapped 1935
87 111405 Redondo Swayne & Hoyt Laker 679 May-02 Scuttled 1948
88 127641 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 145937 Thomas Adams Adams Tptn Co Laker 3,784 Jul-02 Later Cletus Schneider 1918, scrapped 1962
90 145907 Toledo Sun Oil Co Tanker 2,277 Sep-02 Later Dulcino 1920, Marina 1929, scuttled 1932
91 86662 George L. Craig Monroe Tptn Co Laker 3,762 Mar-03 Later Robert L. Paisley 1918, Pam Schneider 1930, scrapped 1960
92 200007 Grand Haven Grand Trunk Car Fy Car Ferry 2,320 Jul-03 Sank at pier 1969 and scrapped
93 127731 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 200203 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 202136 Craig Craig Shipbuilding Tug 32 1905 NLD 1942
97 Edith   Yacht 67 1904  
98 Arcadia   Yacht 17 1904  
99 200920 Indianapolis Indiana Tptn Co Passenger Ship 765 Jun-04 Scrapped 1938
100 200919 City of Benton Harbor Graham & Morton Passenger Ship 1,286 Jun-04 Burnt 1938
101 201194 Capitola   Yacht 123 1904 Wrecked and burnt 1948
102 201815 R. E. Doville Lake Sand & Gravel Dredge 199 1905 Later D. Massey, H. B. Cunningham, now H. Steven
103 201811 James P. Walsh Ohio S.S.Co Laker 5,630 1905 Scrapped 1961
104 na Aspen (WAGL 204) US Lighthouse Service Tender 415 May-06 Sold 1948
105 202203 Engineer No. 4 Corps of Engineers Tug 50 1905 Later Albert Nobel, Alexander B, Connie M (Canada), scrapped 1963
106 202711 Eugene Zimmerman L. S. Sullivan Laker 5,630 1905 Later Grand Island 1917, Poweraux Chris 1963, scrapped 1964
Built by Toledo Shipbuilding
107 202941 Theodore Roosevelt Indiana Tptn Co Passenger Ship 1,955 Apr-06 Scrapped 1950
108 203757 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 204190 Smith Thompson L. C. Smith Transit Co Laker 4,786 Jun-07 Later Robert N. Joynt 1959, scrapped 1961
111 204973 John Dunn Jr. L. C. Smith Transit Co Laker 6,160 Mar-08 Later Sprucedale 1961, scrapped 1969
112 204987 Fred G. Hartwell G. A. Tomlinson Laker 6,223 Mar-08 Later Harry W. Croft 1918, scrapped 1969
113 206077 Wauketa White Star Line Passenger Ship 903 Dec-08 Scrapped 1952
114 206152 Denmark Maumee SS Co Laker 5,448 May-09 Scrapped 1961
115 207247 Norway United Tptn Co Laker 6,673 Mar-10 Later Ruth Hindman 1964, scrapped 1976
116 207582 Ste. Claire Detroit & Windsor Fy Passenger Ship 870 1910 Laid up in Toledo: being preserved
117 207617 Erwin L. Fisher 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 208261 Ann Arbor No. 5 Ann Arbor RR Co Railroad Ferry 2,884 1910 Scuttled 1968
119 209235 Chief Wawatam Mackinac Tptn Co Ferry 2,990 1911 Barge 1990
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123 209906 Thousand Islander Thousand Island SB Co Passenger Ship 355 May-12 Foundered 1928
124 210590 George E. Warren Boston and Virginia SS Tanker 2,306 Oct-12 Later tanker Harry Farnum 1917, scrapped 1937
125 210720 L. V. Stoddard Boston and Virginia SS Tanker 2,306 Nov-12 Later tanker Walter Hardcastle 1916, W. L. Connelly 1922, Barbara 1937, Empire Taj 1941, Attock 1952, deleted 1956
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127 210944 Sainte Marie Mackinac Tptn Co Railroad Ferry 2,383 Feb-13 Scrapped 1962
128 211553 Essex Walkerville Detroit Fy Ferry 266 Aug-13 Later tug J. E. McQueen 1941, Stoic 1943, foundered 1957
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  214558 T. B. S. Kuhlman Builders Freighter 278 1916  
131 214218 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 214217 Moonlight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,930 Aug-16 Later Admiral Peary 1924, Sonora 1934, burnt 1945
133 214440 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 214491 Dawnlight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,976 Oct-16 Later Pure Wofford 1930, San Carlos 1947, deleted 1951
135 214557 Sunlight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,976 Nov-16 Later Pure Sherrill 1930, san Gabriel 1948, deleted 1951
136 214568 Daylight Standard Oil Co Tanker 1,976 May-17 Later Gyoshin Maru 1943, M.T.S. No. 6 1945, scrapped 1949
137 215122 Horace S. Wilkinson Great Lakes SS Co Laker 8,338 May-17 Later Wiltranco I 1963, scrapped 1973
138 France Tours S.N.C.F. 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 France Limoges S.N.C.F. Cargo Ship 1,984 Sep-17 Later Kalev 1927, Gorgas 1950, scrapped 1952
140 215651 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 215750 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 215796 War Rifle/Lake Bridge UK Admiralty Laker 3,000 Nov-17 Later Cascade 1923, burnt and scuttled 1941
143 216260 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 216355 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 216365 War Lily/Lake Cayuga UK Admiralty Laker 2,942 May-18 Later Dorothy Wintermote 1923, wrecked 1938
146 216451 War Pansy/Lake Chelan UK Admiralty Laker 2,942 Jun-18 Scrapped 1949
147 216528 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 216571 Lake Frances US Shipping Board Laker 2,930 Jul-18 Later Lee Hwa 1946, scrapped 1968
149 216804 Lake Calaveras US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Sep-18 Scrapped 1928
150 217079 Lake Calicorock US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Oct-18 Later Walter Fischer 1930, Nordafrika 1931, Balaton 1931, Okra 1933, scrapped 1960
151 217143 Lake Calispell US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Oct-18 Later Berit 1930, Sheksna 1933, scrapped 1960
152 217207 Lake Calistoga US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Nov-18 Scrapped 1928
153 217264 Lake Callicoon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Nov-18 Scrapped 1928
154 217587 Lake Strabo US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Feb-19 Scrapped 1928
155 217603 Lake Charlottesville US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Mar-19 Scrapped 1927
156 217736 Lake Calvenia US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 3,600 Apr-19 In collision and sank 1920
157 218330 Lake Festina US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Jun-19 Later Samoyed 1930, Pugachev 1945, scrapped 1960
158 218384 Lake Festus US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Jul-19 Later Mayan 1928, Nino Claudio 1941, Valerio 1946, sank off Brittany 1947
159 218509 Lake Fibre US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Aug-19 Scrapped 1931
160 218767 Lake Fielding US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Sep-19 Later Confucius 1926, Shinsei Maru No. 17 1928, bombed and lost 1945
161 219003 Lake Fife US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Sep-19 Later Fenicia 1925, torpedoed and lost 1941
162 219101 Lake Figart US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Oct-19 Scrapped 1930
163 219115 Lake Fighting US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Nov-19 Scrapped 1931
164 219257 Lake Filbert US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Nov-19 Later Nabesna 1923, Angouleme 1940, scrapped 1954
165 219277 Lake Fillion US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Nov-19 Later City of Dallas 1924, wrecked 1945
166 219616 Lake Fillmore US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 May-20 Later Bridgetown 1922, Boyaca 1933, Otori Maru 1941, wrecked 1943
167 219644 Lake Filson/Rushville US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Apr-20 Later Commercial Mariner 1928, Commercial Alabaman 1931, Kamchatneft-Razvedka 1938, scrapped 1960
168 219357 Lake Fincastle/Pulaski US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Apr-20 Later Wichita Falls 1928, Hai Su 1946, An Kuo 1955, scrapped 1960
169 219939 Lake Fine/Union Liberty US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Apr-20 Later Bridgetown 1922, Boyaca 1933, Otori Maru 1941, wrecked 1943
170 220419 Lake Finkton/Santa Isabel US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Aug-20 Later Nidarnes 1940, torpedoed and lost 1942
171 220573 Lake Finney/Santa Eulalia US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Sep-20 Later Polcevera 1938, Palma 1943, torpedoed and lost 1943
172 220624 Lake Firth/Santa Veronica US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 4,155 Oct-20 Later Breiva 1937, Togo Maru 1939, wrecked 1940
173 222332 La Salle Detroit & Windsor Fy Ferry 677 Jun-22 Later Almond 1942, La Salle 1946, scrapped 1952
174 222830 Worrell Clarkson Kinsman Transit Laker 8,203 Mar-23 Later Ernest T. Weir 1936, George R. Fink 1953, scrapped 1973
175 223376 John W. Boardman Huron Transportation Laker 4,011 Oct-23 Later Lewis G. Harriman 1965, hulked 1990, still afloat 2003
176 223607 William K. Field Reiss SS Co. Laker 8,195 Apr-24 Later Reiss Brothers 1934, George D. Goble 1970, Robert S. Pierson 1980, Spruceglen 1982, scrapped 1985
177 226597 Wabash Wabash Railway Co. Rail Ferry 3,366 1927 Later City of Green Bay 1963, scrapped 1974
178 226895 B. F. Affleck Pittsburgh SS Co. Laker 8,045 Aug-27 Scrapped 1986
179 170493 Central Dredge # 1 Central Dredging Dredge 643 1928 Later Scow No. 27, scrapped 1974
181 228289 R. W. Holst White Bros. Dredge 643 1929 Scrapped 1981
182 229098 John Kendall City of Detroit Tug 347 1929 Sold 1978, active
183 230113 Windsor Wabash Railway Co Rail Ferry 3,131 1930 Hulked 1969
184 229753 Thomas W. Lamont Pittsburgh SS Co Laker 7,964 May-30 Scrapped 1987
185 170913 # 57 Great Lakes Dredge Scow 1,174 1930 Scrapped 1983
186 170914 # 58 Great Lakes Dredge Scow 1,174 1930 Scrapped 1983
187 na Eskimo (WAG 38) U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker   30-Sep-42 Later Storis, retired 2007, to be museum
188 na Manitowoc (WAGB 83) U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker   20-Dec-44 Later Mackinaw, retired 2006, to be museum in Mackinaw City WI
189 263980 Edward B. Greene Interlake SS Co. Laker 11,949 Jun-52 Later Benson Ford 1985, Kaye E. Barker 1989, active
192 276445 John Sherwin Interlake SS Co. Laker 15,995 Apr-58 Active
193 278807 Shenango II Shenango Furnace Co. Laker 16,284 May-59 Later Charles M. Beeghly 1967, now Hon. James L. Oberstar
196 291691 Triangle I Blue Circle Cement Dry Bulk Barge 3,614 Jun-63 Later Becraft, active
198 na Researcher (R 103) N.O.A.A. Research Vessel 2,750d 18-Jun-70 Later Malcolm Baldridge 1988, Ushuaia 2001, active
199 na Tapi (PF 107) Thai Navy Corvette 1,172d 1-Nov-71 Active
200 550520 Roger M. Keyes American Steamship Laker 15,674 Aug-73 Later Adam E. Cornelius 1989, active