The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Steamer S. Neff

Neff, Charles S., Artist
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Built by Capt. Sam Neff, Oshkosh, Wis., 1880-81; 142 feet over all; 30-ft.beam; 6.5 depth; draft, 5 ft.aft., nothing for'd; engine, rolling valve, 14 x 14, taken from the tug, Ajax; boiler, 5 1/2 x 14, marine type; 110 lb. steam;. Capt. Sam Neff, owner & master. His wife, Marcelia C. (Ellenwood) Neff made the quilts & ticks for the bunks. Sketch shows
the Neff under way; carried lumber & other cargoes; sold 1886 to Lawrence, Spears & Packard; burned 27 Sept. 1899, Lake Erie. An account of the building & career of this ship can be found in the Charles S. Neff papers; also Inland Lloyds Vessel Register, 1893; Beers, History of the Great Lakes, Vol. 1, p. 865.
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John S. Neff
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Steamer S. Neff