Kershaw, Charles J.

1874                                Charles J. Kershaw                          1895

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Bangor MI by Thomas Boston
Launched April 17, 1874

1 deck, coal-fired boiler, low pressure engine,

Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 14, 1874
223.0 x 37.0 x 20.0, 1323.95 tons (1108.87 NT 1882)     US 125251     to:
Alexander B. Moore et al., (A. B. Moore, H. A. Ballentine, J. W. Ballentine and Edward F. Lawrence 1/6 each and David Ballentine 2/6)

Sold 1875 to R. P. Fitzgerald, Milwaukee WI (home port to Milwaukee WI)

Sold 1888 to John C. Fitzpatrick 4/16 et al., Cleveland OH

Sold 1890 to Lakewood Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, William S. Mack, Mgr.

Delivered first cargo of iron ore to Conneaut OH Nov 6, 1892

Burst steam pipe Sept 29, 1895 in gale and driven on shore on Chocolay Reef near Marquette MI.  Enroute light for Marquette towing schooners Moonlight and Henry A. Kent.  All three vessels driven ashore;  the schooners were released in spring 1896.  Enrollment surrendered April 13, 1896.






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