Eddy, John F.

1886                                    John F. Eddy                                  1920

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 76
Launched Aug 29, 1886

267’ LOA, 259’ LBP, 37’ beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Sept 20, 1886 (Temp #18)
259.2 x 37.6 x 20.0, 1678.07 GT, 1252.51 NT     US 76645     to:
Charles A. Eddy et al., Bay City MI (home port Bay City MI)
(Charles A. Eddy, John F. Eddy, Charles F. Eddy, Newell A, Eddy, Selwyn Eddy and John Shaw 1/6 each)

Entered service 1886

Permanent enrollment at Port Huron MI March 11, 1887 (#63)

Sold 1892 to Sulphite Fibre Transportation Co., Detroit MI

Sold 1897 to Dry Dock Navigation Co., Utica MI

Sold 1900 to Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., Tonawanda NY

Converted to barge 1913 at Tonawanda NY by Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co.
(No change in dimensions or tonnages)

Sold Feb 3, 1916 to Pringle Barge Line Co., Cleveland OH

Foundered Nov 13, 1920 off West Sister Island, Lake Erie.  No lives lost.  Upbound with cargo of coal towed by tug Custodian, which also towed barge Iron Cliff, sprang leak in storm and sank.  Enrollment surrenderd Nov 20, 1920.




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