The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. Neff (Propeller), 15 Apr 1884

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Owen Sound, April 12. - Your correspondent was today invited by Captain John Simpson to inspect the new large centrifugal pump that the Dry-Dock Company have lately had made for them by Messrs. M. Beatty & Sons, of Welland. The tug W.T. ROBB and steamer A. NEFF were being docked for repairs. The time occupied in pumping, after closing the gates, until the dock was emptied, was three hours and twenty minutes, being an average of over 10,0000 gallons a minute. This large pump will be valued by vessel owners using the dock.
      Toronto Globe
      April 15, 1884, Page 7

Great Lakes Vessels Index
Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Bowling Green State University
Registry & Rig Information Item: 002991
Nationality U.S.
Official Number:
Rig: Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length: 0.00 Gross Tonnage: 0.00
Vessel Width: 0.00 Net Tonnage: 0.00
Vessel Height 0.00 Hull Material: Wood
Masts: Hull Number:

Builder Information
Place of Build: Oshkosh, WI
Date of Build 1871

Name Changes
Vessel Name: Date: Registry Official #
KAMINISTIQUIA 1872 - 1873 CANADA 71223
OLIVER, JESSIE 1873 - 1875 CANADA 71223
NEFF, ALBERT 1875 - 1885 CANADA 71223
BUTCHER'S MAID 1885 - 1890 CANADA 71223

Rebuild History
Canadian measures, 1872 (80 x 17 x ; 129 tons). Reportedly converted to barge, 1887.

Stranded on Porphyry Point, Edward Island, Lake Superior, on October 20, 1886. Newspaper account gives name as "A. Neff." Polk's Directory, 1888, lists barge under name of BUTCHER'S MAID; 1891 edition of same directory lists no such vessel.


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A. Neff (Propeller), 15 Apr 1884