Kincaid was a family owned and operated shipbuilding business, located in the Catskills, New York City in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The company had many projects that made the New York World’s Fair the center of the shipbuilding industry of the time.
The Catskill, New Jersey waterfront is a prime site for the company to construct its enormous fleet of ships and facilities.
A large part of the company’s success in New York was due to the ability to hire local labor, and they had a strong base of labor in the area, especially in the early years.
During World War I, Kincays boatyards were used as a munitions supply depot.
In the 1920s, Kiffle started building ships in the Hudson River Valley.
These ships were used for naval construction projects, and in 1941, Kinchmans shipbuilding plant was destroyed.
The shipyard’s workers were able to rebuild the plant and continue manufacturing for the next 50 years.
In 1926, Kircher and Co. became the largest shipbuilder in the world.
They continued to expand into shipbuilding after WWII.
Kincas work continued in New Jersey until its closure in 1988.
In 2010, Kinko’s Pizza opened a restaurant in the same building as Kinca’s, with plans to expand in the next decade.
The building is currently being renovated and expanded.