Sheffield, Chas. J.

1887                                  Chas. J. Sheffield                                                 1889


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 13

Launched April 19, 1887

2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 9, 1887 (#85)

259.5 x 38.0 x 19.5, 1699.59 GT, 1318.86 NT     US 126414     to:

Harvey H. Brown et al, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Owned 5/8 by Harvey H. Brown and 1/8 each by Fayette Brown, Charles J. Sheffield and E. M. Peck

Entered service 1887

Sunk June 19, 1889 in collision with steamer North Star 60 miles west of Whitefish Point, Lake Superior in heavy fog.  No lives lost.  The North Star held itself against the Sheffield until its crew could come aboard her.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 19, 1889








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