The Matton Shipyard

The Matton Shipyard (HMWJE)

Location: Cohoes, NY 12047 Albany County
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N 42° 46.747', W 73° 40.867'

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The Matton Shipyard

John E. Matton built his shipyard here on Van Schaick Island in 1916, shortly after the new Barge Canal opened. Besides building barges and tugboats, the shipyard serviced and repaired the boats that travelled both the Erie and Champlain canals.

During World War II, the shipyard worked round-the-clock building submarine chasers for the Navy and tugboats for the Army. The fenced-in configuration of the shipyard today reflects those hectic years.

The Mattons continued in business until 1964, after which the Turecamo family carried on the ship building and boat repair tradition under the name of Matton Shipyard Company, Inc. The last of their line of sleek ocean-going tugboats was lanched in 1982, and the shipyard closed forever in 1983.

New York State purchased the Matton Shipyard in 1989. It will be developed in the future as part of the Peebles Island State Park complex.
Placed ByNew York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 10:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 607885 N 4737129
Decimal Degrees42.77911667, -73.68111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 46.747', W 73° 40.867'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 46' 44.82" N, 73° 40' 52.02" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 302-340 Delaware Ave, Cohoes NY 12047, US
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