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S. Neff (Propeller), U115844, sunk, 12 Aug 1892

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Cleveland, Aug. 12 - The stmr. S. NEFF running in the stone trade between here and the Islands, sprung a leak about 2 miles east of the harbor yesterday afternoon. The tug CUSHING towed her under the west breakwater, where she sank The crew was taken off by the Life-Saving crew. She is owned by the Cleveland Sand Co.

The NEFF which was sunk yesterday at Cleveland was sailed by Capt. A.H. Schafer, of Detroit, who lost the steambarge OWEGATCHIE in a storm on Lake Huron last fall. William Shafer, of St. Clair acted as mate. Alex Raethe of Oscada, was engineer, with Charles Clipper of Michigan City, Ind. as fireman. The NEFF is owned by James Corrigan of this city. She is valued at $7,000 and is classed A 2 in the Inland Lloyds Register, and is insured for about $4,000. She will probably be raised soon. - Cleveland leader
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 12, 1892 2-1

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Steam screw S. NEFF. U. S. No. 115844. Of 129.41 tons gross; 94.14 tons net. Built Oshkosh, Wis., 1882. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 128.0 x 30,0 x 5.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895

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Reason: sunk
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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S. Neff (Propeller), U115844, sunk, 12 Aug 1892