This week, we feature a prominent local shipyard – Jakobson Shipbuilding, in Oyster Bay, New York. Jakobson (originally Jakobson & Peterson, located in Brooklyn), moved out to Long Island in 1938, and would become very well known for their quality, and typically overbuilt vessels, especially tugboats.
Jakobson would overtime work very closely with TAMS Inc. Naval Architects, Merritt Demarest, Marine Design Inc. (Joe and Al Hack), Cleveland Diesel, EMD, Moran Towing and many others.
Jakobson (very often misspelled Jacobson) would keep busy right until the late 1980’s led by George Hossfeld. Jakobson Shipyard’s last new construction was the tug was the “Consort”, built for Express Marine in 1984.
Ultimately, the yard would be sold to Moran Towing, who used it as their personal shipyard, as well as doing other outside work using their marine railways, and a single small drydock. The yard closed in 1993, and the property sold to the town in 1997, where it is now a park. Very little remains of the original yard.
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Do we have any clues WHY Moran sold the original Julia C Moran so quickly to Venezuela?
I wish I knew, but I bet there is a story! There is a little blurb in the 10/54 issue of Towline (page 11). Grace Moran also left at that time – https://www.morantug.com/site/upload/files/1954%20October_Tow%20Line%20Magazine.pdf
I didn’t know the connection between Jakobson and Moran. Thanks.
I also didn’t know the Moran connection. Interesting bit of history. I really need to visit the yard site next time I’m over that way. On another note, wasn’t the first Julia C one of the “Moran Cadillacs?” I think there might have been 5, built primarily, I think, as docking tugs. I think.
The Julia C. (and Eugene F.) were the “revised” Grace Moran class (the Cadillacs). The big difference was that they had interior passageways, while the original ones did not. Jakobson built those, Levingston built the original 5 down in Texas.
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