Charles A. Eddy (1889)
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Service History

The coarse freight, three masted, oak steamer Charles A. Eddy operated in the bulk freight trades. She appears to have spent most of her time on western Lake Michigan although had been as far as Lake Huron.

April 19, 1893. The steamer Charles A. Eddy lost her consort schooner Newell A. Eddy and the entire crew of seven during a storm which caused her tow line to part. The incident took place approximately six miles off of Spreeke Reef near Cheboygan, Michigan. The Newell A. Eddy apparently struck the Spectacle reef and was knocked to pieces.

August 29, 1906. the wooden bulk carrier Charles A. Eddy while down bound on Lake Huron with a cargo of iron ore consigned to Cleveland, Ohio caught fire. The crew abandoned the boat and were rescued by the steamer City of Mackinac. Later, a salvage crew managed to deliver the Eddy to Port Huron under her own power.

Approximately 1919 (or before). After spending a good eight years sunk at Burnham's slip in Milwaukee, The Charles A. Eddy was raised, dismantled and towed to Sturgeon Bay. Her hull was used by Leathem & Smith as a dock.
Final Voyage

Runge reports the Charles A. Eddy as having been sunk at Burnham's Slip in Milwaukee and not run for eight years. Subsequently, she was raised, dismantled in Milwaukee, and her hull towed to Sturgeon Bay where she was used as a dry dock by Leathem and Smith. Since the dock was made of wood, it didn't last long and was scrapped.

May be on filled lands now belonging to Bay Shipbuilding.
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