Dawn Cruisers, Clason Point NY

(later Wheeler Yachts)

Most recent update: November 3, 2015.


Dawn Cruisers was established in 1906, by three members of the Donnelly family.  The yard was in the South Bronx, at the east end of Patterson Avenue, where Pugsley Creek Park is today, but there's absolutely no sign of it in the satellite photos.  In addition to the army boats listed below, they built small craft for the Navy, but the Navy's wartime construction of small craft is one of the black holes in this database.  The company was acquired by the Wheeler family in 1948, when they closed their yards in Brooklyn and Whitestone, and renamed Wheeler Yachts, but it was destroyed by fire in 1963.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com. 

Hull #
O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
  228936 Sea Girl   Power Boat 18 48 1921  
  231361 Camilla   Power Boat 17 43 1925 Later Loraine
  228937 Sea Miss   Power Boat 17 43 1927 Later Fiddler, Holiday
  229006 Nomad   Power Boat 20 43 1927 Later May-Dot, Bob White, Siren II, Leisure
    Seneca II   Power Boat   37 1927 Later Gened, Brigadoon
  227387 Malolo   Power Boat 17 43 1928 Later Sterling I, Black Pepper
  227475 Akela   Power Boat 17 43 1928 Later Tenaya, Lone Star, Hi-Esmaro Jr., Alba, Val-B-Ray
  227482 Deuces Wild   Power Boat 17 43 1928 Later Leo V
  227507 A'Wa   Power Boat 17 43 1928 Later Idalia, Gee Cee, Naomi, President V. Saracen, Wilmar II
  227508 Agawam III   Power Boat 17 43 1928 Later Joanet II, Sabrina II, Moana
  227567 Thespian II   Power Boat 17 43 1928 Later Fay, Penguin, Nadja II, Bergeron, Suzie Q. II
  227570 Cheerio   Power Boat 17 43 1928  
  227666 Edithia II   Power Boat 28 55 1928 Later Pelican
    Jewell W   Power Boat 17 43 1928 Later Jewel
    Periwinkle   Power Boat   24 1928  
    Rozzy   Power Boat   42 1928  
  228361 Sirocco   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Eumad, Sea Lass, Mary Jane III
  228390 Java   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Tarpon III, Irene, Whitecap, Juanita VI, Muriel III
  228414 Bontecoe   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Conquest VII
  228416 Craigiana   Power Boat 23 48 1929 Later Fifty-Fifty, Vega
  228418 Josephine   Power Boat 21 46 1929 Later Larc II, Purwana
  228433 Sandra   Power Boat 21 47 1929 Later Virginia, Characin II
  228436 Rosine Hortense III   Power Boat 23 47 1929 Later Pronto, Melody
  228438 Viking II   Power Boat 20 43 1929 Later Loranna III
  228516 Sailfish   Power Boat 17 43 1929  
  228517 Venus   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Lady Leah III
  228532 Char-Vir-Ann   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Lady Anne, Maskee, Windsong
  228593 Snook II   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Sea Puss III, Onwego II, Antares II, Shalom, Golden Days
  228596 Qui Vive   Power Boat 18 47 1929 Later Mari-Lee, Mageanca, Marnil, Jinny III
  228629 Glencairn II   Power Boat 21 46 1929  
  228681 Thespian III   Power Boat 20 43 1929 Later Aldoma, Sans Souci II
  228698 Thetis   Power Boat 19 43 1929  
  228704 Starlight   Power Boat 20 43 1929 Later Cadetoo, Betsy Anne II
  228741 Kenmagwyn   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Eva May, Gadwell, Pattywack
  228798 Sonny III   Power Boat 21 46 1929 Later Honey
  228823 Aubrey   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Lady Helen, Sea Bee
  228854 Wif   Power Boat 21 46 1929 Later Honey B
  228972 Danell   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Eight Bells, Lady Lud, Lady Lyd
  229002 Bobbins II   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Bilnor, Musketeer II, La Ronde
  229042 Tamarisk   Power Boat 17 43 1929 Later Ocoee, Celestia
  229133 Dorbet   Power Boat 20 43 1929 Later County Mayo
  229393 Wipota   Power Boat 20 43 1929 Later Consort, Seabreu
  229994 Wilema   Power Boat 34 51 1929 Later Mary-Bee III, Viking
  229457 To n' Fro   Power Boat 20 43 1930 Later Three Seas
  229476 Bettis   Power Boat 21 46 1930 Later Benign
  229477 Franjona   Power Boat 20 43 1930 Later Gryphon
  229479 Onrust   Power Boat 17 43 1930 Later Peppi, Dadnye II, Hanky Chief, Lilnhari II, Ros-Marie
  229496 Wawa II   Power Boat 20 43 1930 Later Nylla, Rebound II, Chez Nous, Co-Pilot II
  229530 Escape   Power Boat 17 43 1930 Later Constance, Oconomowoc, Sunrise
  229538 Dione II   Power Boat 17 43 1930 Later Whistler IV, Rehoboth
  229542 Almanar IV   Power Boat 17 43 1930 Later Panther, Tweednella III, Double Trouble
  229545 Momej   Power Boat 21 46 1930 Later Marie S, Ann Clark, Harriet L, Barbet III, Arayla, Bone Dry II, now Grace
  229572 Alada   Power Boat 18 48 1930 Later Tidler II, Valda, Karlota, Momo IV, Suzanne, Quester II, Capricorn, now Widgeon
  229600 Sib-Bil   Power Boat 20 43 1930 Later Romijo, Terry-O-II, Loch Lomond
  229633 Minnakay   Power Boat 17 43 1930 Later Buzz Bee II, M'Lady K
  229640 Happy Days   Power Boat 17 43 1930  
  229641 Idalia   Power Boat 20 45 1930 Later Telsie III, Three Bees, Nancy Anne
  229680 Otemfla   Power Boat 21 46 1930 Later Evelyn May II, Nancegollan
  229727 Toltec II   Power Boat 21 46 1930 Later Meeteetse II, Conquest VI, Huntress
  229731 Karlotta   Power Boat 20 43 1930 Later Rexanne, Jeannette, Kay-Belle II, On-We-Go-Again, Fair Helen, Vixen
  229953 D'Artagnan   Power Boat 20 43 1930 Later Macson II, Gladys Rae II, Mandalay
  229992 Maccaboy   Power Boat 21 46 1930 Later Ono
    Jim C. II   Power Boat 17 43 1930 Later Urchin III, Aurelia II, Dawn
    Dalzelea III   Power Boat 17 43 1930 Later Idle Hours II
    Lilnhari   Power Boat   47 1930  
  230674 Senorita II   Power Boat 23 47 1931 Later Francille, Mary M, Papyrus, Matoaka
  230915 Estelle II   Power Boat 17 44 1931 Later Gem, Minna-Lee, Lynn Hope IV, Pleasure Time, Shirmar II
  231096 Consort II   Power Boat 23 47 1931 Later Suzette II, Tu Sabes, Jeri, Hunter VIII, Susan, Isabella, Fantasy
    Bubbles   Power Boat   40 1931  
  231564 Teddy III   Power Boat 20 44 1932 Later Lolo II
    Petty   Power Boat   33 1933  
    Wellsaway   Power Boat   24 1934  
  234018 Venus II   Power Boat 23 48 1936 Later Mary-Mart III, Magic Carpet II
  234684 Karina   Power Boat 25 49 1936 Later Disturnance II, Escape, Lady Anne III
  235266 Dacemar   Power Boat 27 49 1936 Later Escape II, Hi-Ho, Permar, Hope
  235613 Hope III   Power Boat 27 49 1936 Later Hyphen, Co-Pilot
    Top Hat   Power Boat   35 1936 Later Hi-Tide
  235903 Karina   Power Boat 36 58 1937 Later Anna, Leona, Rose Anne, Shamrock, Sorcerer
  235969 Danell   Power Boat 27 49 1937 Later Delsam III, Danell, Laura T III, Katama II
  236758 Tonya   Power Boat 27 49 1937 Later Leslie Fay, Myyen, Starling
    Gwine Away   Power Boat   35 1937 Later Eletsgo II
    Nanuk   Power Boat 21 45 1937 Later Pied Piper
    Carousel   Power Boat   30 1938 Later Sirrom II
  237125 Constance   Power Boat 22 45 1938 Later Marymac
  237130 Tod   Power Boat 32 53 1938 Later Karina, Sea Dream V
  275704 Jo-Ann   Power Boat 13 33 1938  
    Juldi Walla   Aux. Sloop   41 1939  
  237103 Domur III   Power Boat 27 49 1939 Later Raycrest, Barcarole IV
  238375 Dawn   Power Boat 27 49 1939 Later Zarson III, Sinking Fund, MariLen
  239989 Trigonia   Power Boat 24 49 1939 Later Three Seas, Laurelea, Joya, Bejota
    Elbonjo   Power Boat   40 1939  
  239658 Tonya II   Power Boat 34 55 1940 Later Sea Rover II, Sea-Clar, Miss Tas-Tee III, Laura T. IV
  240693 Dawn   Power Boat 26 49 1941  
  240786 Optimist III   Power Boat 21 44 1941  
  240841 Capronia   Power Boat 31 54 1941 Later The Ernie-Kay, Abell
  281759 Kathleen   Power Boat 31 54 1941 Later Leona, Comus
    Golden Fleece   Power Boat   46 1941  
  275339 C-9265 US Navy     31 1942 Later Power Boat Seal
    MTL 266-270 US Army Tug   46 1943 5 boats
    MTL 620-629 US Army Tug   47 1943 10 boats
    MTL 630-642 US Army Tug   47 1944 13 boats
  252902 MTL 636 US Army Tug   47 1944 Sold as Necap
    J 1163-1180 US Army Launch   36 1944 18 boats
  240693 Dawn   Power Boat 26 52 1944  
  246324 Socony Service III   Power Boat 16 39 1944 Later Nancy B III
  246325 Socony Service IV   Power Boat 14 39 1944 Later Sea Hack
    Trouper   Power Boat 33 56 1944 Later Monsoon, Glass-Breaker
  248245 Barbette II   Power Boat 27 47 1945 Later Daphne, Traful, Betsy
  249459 Greetings II   Power Boat 27 49 1946 Later Katrinka, Pyxis
  249603 Oh-Oh   Power Boat 27 49 1946 Later Marnalee III, Stars, Dawn, Chalma
  279877 Camilla   Power Boat 19 38 1946  
  282657 Myrton   Power Boat 20 39 1946 Later Capadelle IV
    Grey Gull II   Power Boat   39 1946 Later Aimee IV
    Dorabee   Power Boat   39 1946 Later Knoeer'Wester
  251576 Tonya   Power Boat 27 49 1947  
  253437 Dawn   Power Boat 27 49 1947 Later Cachalot III, Bicker IV, Fredrica II, Star-Dust
    Jean B   Power Boat   49 1947 Later C-K, Achates
    Clearine   Power Boat   45 1947 Later Jeanne Kay, Artists Model II
    Harriet   Power Boat   40 1947 Later Glabob II
  255469 Fire Island Belle   Power Boat 59 62 1948  
  269526 Bluefin   Power Boat 13 44 1948  
  284162 Fiesta   Power Boat 15 31 1948  
    Hanover IV   Power Boat   35 1948 Later Hangover IV
    Avis   Power Boat   35 1949 Later Sandra Too, Hope
  280406 Pompano III   Power Boat 17 35 1949  
  268398 Duchess   Power Boat 10 28 1950  
  275386 Artjac   Power Boat 10 30 1950 Later Playtime II, Big Fisherman
  282092 Rip-Tide   Power Boat 22 39 1950 Later Barbill III, Golden Dolphin
  285811 Halcyon   Power Boat 31 46 1950  
  288334 Spindrift III   Power Boat 30 45 1950  
  290870 Huntress   Power Boat 23 41 1950  
  291067 Watseka III   Power Boat 27 41 1950  
    Clipper   Power Boat   41 1950 Later Dannebrog III
    Doreon   Power Boat   41 1950 Later Jo-Ho III
    Chiquita   Power Boat   41 1950 Later Ken-Lane III
    Penguin   Power Boat   33 1950  
    Rose Marie   Power Boat   44 1950  
    Thirsty Lady III   Power Boat   40 1950  
  261945 Waltius   Power Boat 30 46 1951 Later Ahma
  262513 Fran-Flo   Power Boat 38 48 1951 Later Paupus
  286791 Sea Skip   Power Boat 21 39 1951  
  290424 Jo-Jo   Power Boat 28 43 1951  
  290479 Queen Margaret   Power Boat 31 46 1951 Later Joanne III
  290530 Cara Mia   Power Boat 39 53 1951  
  293957 Wyandanch   Power Boat 32 46 1951  
    Amity   Power Boat   41 1951  
    Frances II   Power Boat 35 44 1951 Later Dadson
    Skipper Bill   Power Boat 32 46 1951 Later Virginian, Ebb Tide
    Eldorado   Power Boat   51 1951  
    Janie   Power Boat   39 1951  
    Sea Wind II   Power Boat   50 1951 Later Typo, Sea Moon II
  264109 Dickiebird   Power Boat 28 40 1952 Later Zenith II
  265317 Sassy Lady   Power Boat 26 45 1952  
  267704 Four Belles   Power Boat 34 46 1952 Later Murlyn III, George W, Kiddos IV
  273502 Maples T   Power Boat 40 55 1952 Later Sharelin, Jimp
  274920 Mageor   Power Boat 31 46 1952  
  282436 Dal-Joy II   Power Boat 27 39 1952  
  284563 Maria B   Power Boat 32 46 1952 Later Red Hackle
  286039 Bernice II   Power Boat 22 39 1952 Later Hi-Dee
  297056 Mercedites   Power Boat 32 46 1952 Later Barbara A
    Blue Skies   Power Boat   41 1952  
    Elda Maria IV   Power Boat   41 1952 Later Gloria II, Mermaid VI
    Elida   Power Boat   48 1952 Later Cotton, Nanda, Randy Boat Shu
    The Red Witch   Power Boat 24 48 1952 Later Seven-Up
  265426 Zephyr   Power Boat 56 61 1953 Later Lyn-Ozz II
  277692 Good Idea   Power Boat 29 40 1953 Later Marande
  280788 White Marlin   Power Boat 17 37 1953  
  281497 Ceci-Bon   Power Boat 35 44 1953 Later Flora B, Lo-Kat
  282929 Fram II   Power Boat 51 59 1953 Later O'Keefe V
  285389 Hi-Life   Power Boat 15 34 1953  
  285646 Jacqueline M II   Power Boat 29 40 1953  
  285835 The Piper   Power Boat 25 40 1953  
    Nelta III   Power Boat   48 1953 Later Double Schott III, Amaryllis II
    Teddy-D   Power Boat   40 1953 Later Doreon
  267070 Bentine   Power Boat 58 61 1954 Later Millie Jean, Princess
  267902 Tomaura II   Power Boat 20 40 1954 Later Duchess
  268338 Nelta IV   Power Boat 60 57 1954 Later Willow Dean
  268596 Queenie   Power Boat 26 44 1954 Later Luisa V, Galatea
  268674 Irenita   Power Boat 33 44 1954  
  268825 Topper II   Power Boat 19 36 1954 Later Warcliff III
  268979 Permar II   Power Boat 42 48 1954 Later Eedee B. III
  269646 Yankee Clipper   Power Boat 41 48 1954 Later Amusa, Gayred
  273715 Amigo II   Power Boat 19 36 1954  
  277831 Picaroon   Power Boat 17 36 1954  
  284028 Pelican   Power Boat 29 41 1954 Later Scorpio, Hi-Lo, Thunder Bay
    Marita   Power Boat   37 1954 Later Lee-Sis
    Doraljean   Power Boat   37 1954 Later Lullaby II
    Sea Mist II   Power Boat   37 1954  
  284359 Perry Ann   Power Boat 18 37 1954 Later Kiltie
  288685 Sol Y Mar   Power Boat 21 36 1954  
  292112 White Waters   Fishing 18 36 1954  
  268983 Bobbie L II   Power Boat 55 54 1955 Later Franjoel IV
  269528 Peejay III   Power Boat 39 45 1955 Later Sinbad III, Ruth Ann II
  269810 Friendly Fisch   Power Boat 38 47 1955 Later Tujax SS, Harem
  270093 Hiawatha   Power Boat 25 38 1955  
  270129 Millie Jean   Power Boat 47 53 1955 Later Second Wind, Thunder Bay II
  270252 Squire II   Power Boat 42 48 1955 Later Barracuda II, Squire II
  270587 Camargo III   Power Boat 59 61 1955 Later Lazy Girl II, Marjorie E
  270662 Nonaym IV   Power Boat 44 52 1955  
  277863 Mary Agnes II   Power Boat 30 40 1955 Later Kep IV, Weskit
  280492 Nansea II   Power Boat 20 39 1955  
  281693 So-Jo III   Power Boat 13 32 1955 Later Pollybee III
  283120 Table Talk II   Power Boat 32 41 1955  
  283579 Muriel   Power Boat 35 43 1955  
  284826 Diamond Lil   Power Boat 22 40 1955  
  285065 Diana   Power Boat 68 62 1955 Later Plainsman
  285858 Ono   Power Boat 27 40 1955 Later Capri, Corsair
  292542 Sally Budd   Power Boat 24 41 1955  
    Buccaneer   Power Boat 24 41 1955 Later Zipper
    Jereno III   Power Boat 24 41 1955  
    Jus-Ching   Power Boat 24 41 1955  
    Leann III   Power Boat 24 41 1955 Later La Nomade
    Wheel Chair   Power Boat 24 41 1955 Later Melody
    Onkahya   Power Boat   36 1955 Later Lightning, Puffin
    Elbi   Power Boat   42 1955 Later Mon Ami IV, Sedare V
    Undine II   Power Boat   36 1956  
  270885 Santa Lucia   Power Boat 49 61 1956 Later Si-Go V, Jaskam
  271456 Tokay   Power Boat 42 49 1956 Later Hy-Lee II, Privateer, Gemini, Bobby Jean III
  271659 Spring Song II   Power Boat 23 43 1956  
  271781 Prima Donna   Power Boat 45 50 1956  
  272267 Maurine II   Power Boat 29 45 1956  
  272292 Elda-Maria   Power Boat 53 56 1956 Later Andrea
  272805 Kinnereth   Power Boat 62 62 1957  
  274513 Jane-Agatha IV   Passenger 12 35 1956  
  279998 Queen Bee   Power Boat 22 41 1956 Later Dana V
  281238 Distant Star   Power Boat 25 40 1956  
  292436 King Bee   Power Boat 29 41 1956 Later Empress III, Gypsy Queen II
  293483 Marthomas   Power Boat 23 40 1956  
  296556 Wasp III   Power Boat 23 39 1956  
  273072 Monie-Mal II   Power Boat 58 59 1957  
  273346 Blue Shadow   Power Boat 58 59 1957 Later Jandy
  273616 The Pixie P   Power Boat 22 42 1957  
  274539 Santa Lucia III   Power Boat 58 63 1957 Later Randy Boatshu
  274788 Tempest   Power Boat 23 43 1957  
  274836 Queenie   Power Boat 31 48 1957 Later Alekai I
  275294 Hetsia   Power Boat 37 46 1957  
  281405 Honest John   Power Boat 20 42 1957  
  281943 Sandra Too   Power Boat 29 44 1957 Later Le Beau
  283402 Pogo III   Power Boat 23 42 1957 Later Buccaneer IV, Ranger
  292561 Stormy   Power Boat 23 41 1957  
  293309 Wanderer III   Power Boat 32 43 1957  
    Boma   Power Boat   43 1957  
    Santa Lucia III   Power Boat   65 1957  
    Texam   Power Boat   43 1957  
  276179 Katalina   Power Boat 71 61 1958  
  276385 Skram III   Power Boat 27 42 1958 Later Suki, Emma T, Sinbad IV
  276459 Valoc   Power Boat 42 51 1958 Later Joy III
  276697 Rusco III   Power Boat 42 51 1958  
  277704 Vivere III   Power Boat 42 51 1958  
  282532 Jem   Power Boat 32 43 1958  
  285053 Pelican   Power Boat 11 32 1958  
  287195 The Covey   Power Boat 36 46 1958 Later Trident
  287657 Ella Rose   Power Boat 11 32 1958  
    Grand Cay   Power Boat   42 1958 Later Bahama High II
    Barbette II   Power Boat   42 1958  
    Nancy Marie VII   Power Boat   42 1958  
    Sou'wester   Power Boat   42 1958  
  278097 Osprey II   Power Boat 26 42 1959  
  278298 Champagne Lady   Power Boat 26 42 1959  
  278552 Honey VI   Power Boat 42 51 1959 Later Maryboys, Contessa C
  279941 Idalia   Power Boat 35 42 1959 Later Cheerio XI
  281316 Sally Shall III   Power Boat 24 43 1959  
  281942 Bubbles II   Power Boat 26 42 1959 Later Jalico III
  282568 Nanpat III   Power Boat 16 36 1959  
  283361 Joamber   Power Boat 21 39 1959  
  284320 San-El-An   Power Boat 17 36 1959  
  285022 Passage   Power Boat 11 32 1959  
  285174 Corinne   Power Boat 12 33 1959  
  286024 Nancylee III   Power Boat 11 32 1959  
  287814 The Padre   Power Boat 21 38 1959  
  290069 Marlina   Power Boat 14 36 1959  
    Anthracite   Power Boat   44 1959  
    Billy Suz   Power Boat   44 1959  
    Clymene II   Power Boat   36 1959  
    Dorsel   Power Boat   44 1959  
    Sawsea   Power Boat   34 1959  
    Sirena   Power Boat   40 1959  
    Unilab III   Power Boat   40 1959  
    Williwaw   Power Boat   37 1959  
    Zaag   Power Boat   40 1959 Later Ruth
  280484 Mariana   Power Boat 56 57 1960  
  280834 Ethel III   Power Boat 21 39 1960  
  281128 Tortuga   Power Boat 26 38 1960 Later Fair Wind, Four Seas
  281557 Malabar '22   Power Boat 26 38 1960  
    Mon Ami   Power Boat 26 38 1960  
  283075 Sarah Ann IV   Power Boat 17 39 1960  
  284046 Sabel III   Power Boat 11 32 1960 Later Summer Fair
  285491 Sunlet II   Power Boat 27 38 1960 Later Alandale III
  286094 Analija II   Power Boat 18 38 1960  
  286153 Glama Paka   Power Boat 25 36 1960  
  289708 Isabella   Power Boat 20 36 1960 Later Jokial V
  285878 Foxfire   Power Boat 40 48 1961  
  285879 Lale IV   Power Boat 39 47 1961  
  286897 Nite-Call IV   Passenger 17 38 1961  
  287001 Nana-Q   Power Boat 31 42 1961  
  287738 Morning Star   Power Boat 17 36 1962  
  287789 Chadwynne III   Power Boat 18 38 1962  
  288072 Kildare II   Power Boat 31 41 1962  
  288313 Mrs   Power Boat 32 41 1962  
  288340 Hurricane IV   Power Boat 31 41 1962 Later The Bracer
  289350 Vagabond Lady II   Power Boat 32 41 1962  
    Franjoel III   Power Boat 32 41    
    Lusty Wind   Power Boat   32   Later Sea Lark, Meland II