1888                                       Neosho                                 1917 (1919)

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle’s Sons

275’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 41’ beam, 22’8” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 825 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 20, 1888 (#4)
266.0 x 41.0 x 21.0, 1982.98 GT, 1659.12 NT     US 130410     to:
R. R. Rhodes 7/16 et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1888

Sold 1895 to William H. Meyer, Milwaukee WI, Milwaukee Tug Boat Line, Mgr.

Sold 1901 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Sold 1916 to Capt. Theobald Emig, St. Clair MI

Sold April 23, 1917 for off-Lakes service.  Shortened, by removal of part of her stern to allow her to fit in the St. Lawrence River canals, and converted to barge at Manistee MI and left the Great Lakes.

Foundered Aug 18, 1919 off Fenwick Light Vessel DE, Atlantic Ocean.  No lives lost.






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