George Steers and Co

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George Steers & Co was a shipyard company at Greenpoint, Long Island, New York.

Company history[edit]

James and George Steers shipyard[edit]

In 1850, James Rich Steers and George Steers started the George Steers & Co. inheriting from a naval architecture tradition. The father Henry Steers was already a naval architect in England.[1][2] The company was located in Greenpoint, Long Island, New York.[3][4][5]

They designed in 1851 the America for John C. Stevens to win the Queen's Cup at the annual regatta of the London Royal Yacht Club. She cost about $23,000.

George Steers died on September 25, 1856. Jack Strickland, supervisor of the construction of the yacht America, was a foreman of the Steers shipyard.[6]

Henry Steers shipyard[edit]

In 1857, Henry Steers, the son of James Rich Steers and the grandson of Henry Steers, started his shipyard in Greenpoint, Long Island, New York. He designed and built most of the boats of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.[7]

List of built ships[edit]

by James and George[edit]

by Henry Steers[edit]

  • 1857: Charles H. Marshall
  • 1859: Hu Quang, Che Kiang and Foh Kein
  • 1865: SS Arizona January 19, 1865
  • 1867: SS Great Republic for Pacific Mail Steamship Company
  • 1869: SS America [9]
  • 1877: Massachusetts for the New York and Providence Line [10]

References[edit]

  1. Obituary record, April 19, 1896, The New York Times
  2. Harper's magazine, Volume 65, Harper's Magazine Co., 1882
  3. A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860...: comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census, John Leander Bishop, Edwin Troxell Freedley, Edward Young, Publisher E. Young, 1868
  4. "The America Disaster", The New York Times, October 11, 1872
  5. History of New York ship yards, John Harrison Morrison, Press of W.F. Sametz & Co., 1909
  6. DEATH LIST OF A DAY, NY Times, August 3, 1898
  7. A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 by John Leander Bishop
  8. The shiplist GGGrandPa's Scrapbook
  9. "The America Disaster", The New York Times, October 11, 1872
  10. History of New York ship yards, Morrison, John H., New York : Press of W.F. Sametz & Co.