Tower Jr., Charlemagne

1886                                    Charlemagne Tower Jr.                 1913 (1914)

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle’s Sons
Launched June 26, 1886

260’ LOA, 235’ LBP, 40’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, compound engine, 650 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 30, 1886 (#99)
255.8 x 40.0 x 21.3, 1825.45 GT, 1543.82 NT     US 126358     to:
Thomas Wilson et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1886

Transferred 1890 to Wilson Transit Co.  

Sold 1901 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Sold late 1912 to Charles S. Neff, Milwaukee WI

Sold 1913 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.

Foundered March 26, 1914 off Barnegat NJ.  Enroute from Norfolk VA to Boston MA with cargo of coal, seams opened in gale and vessel sank.  Crew rescued by whaleback str. Bayport.






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