Richardson Boat Company, North Tonawanda NY

Most recent update: January 4, 2016.


G. Reid Richardson established Richardson Boat Co., Inc., in 1909 as a cruiser builder: Some time around 1959 it was acquired by United Marine, Inc., and became their Richardson Boats Division, but closed in 1962.  Visit the Richardson Boat Owners Association here.  The yard was on the Erie Canal, on Sweeney Street, between Payne and Bryant: see it from the air on Google here.   If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Del'y Disposition
Pre-War Construction
  216151 Apache   Motor Yacht 42 63 1911 Later Latona, Corsair, Student Prince
  216143 Calypso   Misc. 8 30 1912  
    Delafield US Army CoE Launch   39 1913  
    MAJ Wm. Whistler US Army CoE Launch   35 1913  
  214213 Dixie   Yacht 27 51 1914  
    Lucy T   Yacht 11 50 1917 To USCG 1919 as Advance (AB 1), discarded 1939
    Robert Morris   Yacht 12 45 1918 To USCG 1919 as Sentinel (AB 13), discarded 1923
    LT Frederick K. Hirth US Army CoE Tender   64 1918  
  252243 LT Howard T. Baker US Army QMC Misc. 28 54 1919 Later Baker
    LT Harry E. Crosby US Army QMC Misc. 28 54 1919  
    LT Lawrence Dwight US Army QMC Misc. 28 54 1919  
    CAPT Theo. Gaines US Army QMC Misc. 28 54 1919  
    LT Wilson B. Gaither US Army QMC Misc. 28 54 1919  
    Caprice II US Army QMC Launch 15 44 1920  
  257012 Virginia Victor W. Wheeler Yacht 12 43 1923  
    E. S. Wheeler US Army CoE Tender   45 1924  
  224612 Stroller II Philip B. Palmer Passenger 8 48 1925  
  232820 Commodore Kenneth Hedley Passenger 14 39 1926  
    Seaward Joseph A. Copp Yacht   29 1926  
    Tern Jack E. Fogg Yacht   27 1927  
  251039 Beverly L II James D. Bujold Yacht 6 27 1928  
  285056 Siesta Michael Caprio Yacht 6 26 1929  
  290495 Marion Albert D. Stuart Yacht 8 28 1929  
  278752 Ebb-Tide Eric  Schein Yacht 8 27 1930  
    Laze Daze Gerald Wardell Yacht   29 1930  
    Puffin James L. Gamble Yacht   29 1930  
  257757 Clarita II   Yacht 6 28 1931 Later Keoki's Kuuipu
  289266 Bett-C Charles E. Conklin Yacht 19 31 1932  
  282866 Hoot Mon James F. Leith Yacht 8 30 1933  
  282028 Hope II Frank A. Kabala Yacht 7 28 1934  
    Riffle W. J. B. Stokes Power Boat   32 1934  
  263373 Wissota Charles R. Askey Yacht 9 30 1935  
  279923 Gypsy Warren Phillips Yacht 10 32 1935  
  279663 Ethel-Ray Raymond E. Suter Yacht 8 29 1936  
  281874 Caroline   Yacht 12 30 1936  
  283068 Win-D II   Yacht 19 35 1936 Later Roma
  284594 Rebelle Albert J. Josselin Passenger 7 28 1936  
  292889 Bob-N-Tod John I. Gerdon Yacht 11 30 1936  
  295423 Stinky III James W. Martin Yacht 10 30 1936  
  239480 Moby Dick Carl E. Tidwell Yacht 9 33 1937  
  282592 Lipalu Lillian P. Luke Yacht 12 30 1937  
  282694 Ripple Royce D. Pickering Yacht 12 30 1937  
  247879 Seminole Raymond A. Arrigo Yacht 13 30 1938  
  260115 Lady Luck II   Yacht 11 31 1938 Later Miss Behavin
  267374 Fu-Lin-Yu Laymond Crump Passenger 7 29 1938  
  279341 Cuddles II   Yacht 10 32 1938 Later Miss Florence
  284156 Andalee Andrew Carr Yacht 13 31 1938  
  288394 Elcie Robert W. Greaves Yacht 16 34 1938  
    Roamer   Power Boat   36 1938 Later Deuteron, Penny
  275387 Sport Theo. Overton Yacht 9 31 1939  
  285263 Little Gem   Yacht 17 36 1939 Later Chamois
  285513 Captain Jim Charles White Yacht 14 31 1939  
  296393 Bluebird W. Lewis Evenden Yacht 12 31 1939  
  271401 Katherine Joseph V. Wuestman Passenger 10 31 1939  
    Mary-A Fred L. Hofmeister Power Boat   33 1939 Later Her-Bet, Captain Jim 
  260574 Sea Venture William F. Connors Yacht 12 32 1940  
  263063 Day Dream I E. R. Delk Passenger 10 31 1940  
  265815 Sea Breeze Bert C. Reffield Passenger 10 31 1940  
  268320 Rebound Joseph Hample Passenger 12 31 1940  
  276767 Lomac David McDonald Yacht 11 31 1940  
  280858 Jamaji John G. Schuright Yacht 12 31 1940  
  281230 Miss Novocain   Yacht 12 30 1940 Later Tontine
  281741 Adventuress   Yacht 13 34 1940 Later Lil and Bill
  282154 Sammy K John F. Little Yacht 14 34 1940 Later Escapade III, Escapade
    Spray IV   Power Boat   33 1940 Later Duchess
    Flowalong II   Power Boat   33 1940 Later Jo-Ann III
    Miss Lucy Carleton B. Adams Power Boat   33 1940  
    Naomi II C. E. Weitz Power Boat   33 1940  
  266249 Sea Foam   Passenger 10 31 1941 Later Atlanta
  271040 The Sportsman John B. Carey Yacht 12 29 1941  
  281587 Betty Ann James D. Slaton Yacht 12 29 1941  
  282159 Evelyn II Harold D. Wilkins Yacht 12 29 1941  
  283925 Dip-C Delbert G. Schubauer Yacht 14 31 1941  
  284264 Spindra John S. Bogen Yacht 12 30 1941  
  285246 Lorena II Leroy J. Porter Yacht 19 31 1941  
  287377 Em-Lu II Sumner Powers Yacht 18 31 1941  
  287500 Revelry Warren H. Peterson Yacht 14 32 1941  
    Molly S III William Ruple Yacht   35 1941  
    Sea Fever II Arnold O. Held Yacht   33 1941  
    Triple Ess   Yacht   37 1941 Later Ticker Tape, Lady Mac, Seavonne
War-Time Construction for the Coast Guard - 117 boats
    CG-38387-38433 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 47 boats
    CG-38537-38606 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 70 boats
  271209 CG-38391 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Avilda
  291123 CG-38395 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Explorer
  291306 CG-38398 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Capella
  277296 CG-38-----/C-105157 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Nancy J
  268750 CG-38-----/C-105239 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Dale, Carol Ann
  258801 CG-38409 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later The Provisioner
  268137 CG-38543 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Peg
  255004 CG-38545 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Boanne
  270573 CG-38567 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Judy
  258800 CG-38577 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later The Provider
  264656 CG-38606 US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Drydock
  262155 CG-38----- US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Escapade
  262731 CG-38----- US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Ina V
  268460 CG-38----- US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Lady Maggie
  278690 CG-38----- US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Mary Jane
  285703 CG-38----- US Coast Guard Picket Boat 12 36 1942 Later Memory
War-Time Construction for the Army - 131 boats
    M 357-373 US Army Cable Boat   26 1941 17 boats
    M 374-392 US Army Cable Boat   26 1942 19 boats
    MT 137-177 US Army Tug   26 1943 41 boats
    J 1109-1162 US Army Passenger   40 1944 54 boats
    P 326-354 US Army Passenger   40 1945 29 boats
  253348 J 1111 US Army Passenger   40 1944 Later Cheryl
  258444 J 1113 US Army Passenger   40 1944 Later High Seas
  255676 J 1123 US Army Passenger   40 1944 Later Helen
  257448 J 1124 US Army Passenger   40 1944 Later Lucky Lou, Skipper
  256855 J 1138 US Army Passenger   40 1944 Later Kaipo
  269066 J 1151 US Army Passenger   40 1944 Later Miss Lena
  265595 J ???? US Army Passenger   40 1945 Later Doneda, Sandra Fay
War-Time Construction for the Navy - ??? boats
    LCP(L) US Navy Landing Craft 6 37 1943-45  
  257475 LCP(L) 6515 US Navy Landing Craft 9 37 1945 Later Only
    LCP(R) US Navy Landing Craft 6 36 1943-45  
  259711 LCP(R) 8660 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1945 Later Goose
  260699 LCP(R) 8672 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1945 Later Korea
    LCVP US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1943-45  
  255806 LCVP 20838 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1945 Later Fanny E, Wenby
  259800 LCVP 43486 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1945 Later Margie, W. C. Fields
  261796 LCVP 70789 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1945 Later Jana Lynn
  255997 LCVP 77879 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1944 Later Janeimmie
  279811 LCVP 80159 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1945 Later Ariel
  277857 LCVP 80236 US Navy Landing Craft 9 36 1945 Later Rasp
Post-War Construction
  251849 Seal Earl H. Raines Tug 11 36 1945  
  257392 Ethan Allen Shorewell Ferries Tug 10 33 1945  
  283066 Freyja   Yacht 12 29 1948 Later Sandy C
    Flying Ensign   Power Boat   32 1948 Later Daybreak III
  281920 Dotty Jane III David A. Bennis Passenger 13 29 1949  
  284363 Dorado George R. Harrington Yacht 13 29 1949  
  284555 U-Can-II   Yacht 11 30 1949 Later Lindy-Boo
  285724 Co-Ed Edward J. Wegman Yacht 16 34 1949  
  260035 Lula E II Jesse L. Flynn Power Boat 16 36 1950  
  274590 Hornet W. Thayer Martin Yacht 6 25 1950  
  278069 Four Jays John W. Knox Passenger 16 33 1950  
  284610 Bali H'ai Joseph B. Filger Yacht 15 32 1950  
  285057 Caribe III Stacey Simpson Yacht 17 33 1950  
  285985 Revelry II Gale F. Nadeau Yacht 15 34 1950  
  287399 Sundowner James M. Heritage Yacht 7 25 1950  
  288105 Cindy Herbert A. Hyns Yacht 7 25 1950  
  291799 Lorilin Roger C. Zimmerman Yacht 16 33 1950  
  292056 Trienin IV Frederick W. Marklin Yacht 15 32 1950  
    Alexandra   Power Boat 15 32 1950 Later Katie K, Alge II
    Driftwood   Power Boat   25 1950  
  262848 Sales Appeal   Yacht 13 33 1951 Later Gary Russell, Pat-C, Miss Shirley, Tired Tiger
  273389 Good News James J. Dwyer Yacht 11 30 1951  
  280802 Crusader John J. Sader Yacht 16 33 1951  
  283385 Gypsy Girl V Walter R. Wolfgram Yacht 17 34 1951  
  284925 Admira Sidney Pepper Yacht 20 38 1951 Later Sidmir
  286219 Dream's End Louis L. Johnson Passenger 13 33 1951  
  289659 Mina-T Orville H. Tenhunfeld Yacht 7 26 1951  
  269609 Dina-Mo   Yacht 11 31 1952 Later Marauder
  278270 Barnacle III George A. Edwards Passenger 7 27 1952  
  278632 Ricabil William Arbocus Yacht 11 32 1952  
  281303 Esther's Mink Charles C. Morris Yacht 20 39 1952  
  282938 Ismoll Isadore Bromfield Yacht 14 31 1952  
  282975 Miss Inez   Yacht 21 38 1952 Later Spray III, Gypsy Queen, Skipper II
  283846 Madeline W   Yacht 17 34 1952 Later Livin End
  285095 Popcorn   Yacht 12 32 1952 Later Shrew, Ariey Miss
  285438 Marie Edward H. Benedict Yacht 20 38 1952 Later Commander II
  285568 Holiday II Howard J. Kruse Yacht 15 31 1952  
  287854 Terry Boo III T. LeRoy Tuttle Yacht 16 33 1952  
  289235 Nube-Nuevo   Yacht 11 31 1952 Later Lil-Nip
  291284 Sea Lark II Harry Kent Yacht 14 31 1952  
  295476 Albacore John A. Schafer Jr. Yacht 20 38 1952  
    Galley Slave   Power Boat   38 1952 Later Black Swan
    Jangwen VI Samuel H. Wilde Power Boat   40 1952  
    Frandertim II   Power Boat   33 1952 Later Deborah T, Junonia II
    Nancy III   Power Boat   33 1952 Later Sally L, Kai-Na'i
    Nancy-Alice II   Power Boat   33 1952 Later Revelry VI
    Satilla IV Edward Hanna Power Boat   40 1952  
    Sea Bee IV George O. Tamblyn Power Boat   40 1952  
    Allou II   Power Boat   40 1952 Later Siempre
    Romar III   Power Boat   40 1952 Later Signal II
  265669 Tooetwo Silver Springs, Inc. Yacht 13 37 1953  
  282007 Steph III   Yacht 15 34 1953 Later Mama
  282341 Bobcat Richard F. Moser Yacht 17 34 1953  
  282371 Jac-Lee Leon E. Monnier Yacht 20 39 1953  
  283411 Ervina Knut E. Hansen Yacht 11 32 1953  
  283501 Camper Stuart W. Korkow Yacht 17 34 1953  
  284505 Francis R II Wilfred D. Sanford Yacht 20 38 1953  
  285159 Susan Jane Robert C. Gerhard Yacht 20 37 1953  
  286621 C'est Si Bon Jack Macklin Yacht 20 37 1953  
  286659 Selom II William G. Moles Yacht 17 34 1953  
  287169 Barsubon   Yacht 15 32 1953 Later Ruthben Et V
  289965 Who Cares H. P. Bateman Yacht 12 31 1953  
  293055 Pollyanna Neil E. Andersen Yacht 6 27 1953  
    Lady Gaines   Yacht   27 1953 Later Rebel III
    Satilla V Alfred Hilton Power Boat   40 1953  
  267581 Angus-A   Power Boat   40 1954 Later Via
  268624 Markay II James D. Moffat Yacht 17 39 1954  
  270577 Don's Ark II   Yacht 22 39 1954 Later Liebeshun Terra
  280607 Big Daddy Mary Jane DiCosola Yacht 13 34 1954  
  281153 Kathy-Too McLean S. Welch Yacht 12 31 1954  
  282875 Virapol II Louis A. Truche Yacht 12 34 1954  
  283832 Neva-B-Four   Yacht 14 34 1954 Later Amphitrite
  284400 Ev-Bi II   Yacht 12 31 1954 Later Judy Lee
  286825 Shadroe Armand A. Hofstetter Yacht 20 37 1954  
  288472 Poke E. M. Hilty Yacht 14 34 1954  
  292278 Spector Arthur J. Finlay Yacht 14 31 1954  
  292926 Sea Toy James E. Hupp Yacht 12 32 1954  
  294709 Sundial Charles O. Duke Yacht 12 31 1954