FRITZ, JOHN (1898, Barge)


Year of Build:
1898
Official Number:
77308
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Two watertight bulkheads, four compartments, double bottom water ballast tanks, hatches on 24' centers.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
125
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Number of Masts:
3
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Fitted with donkey boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
436'
Beam:
50'
Depth:
24'
Tonnage (gross):
4693
Tonnage (net):
4447
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Lakeview Power Station, Toronto, ONT.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
  1968
How:
Sunk as part of breakwater.
Notes:
Sunk with J. ROEBLING & BRYN BARGE.
History

1898, Jul 16 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1898, Jul 23 Enrolled Duluth, MN.

1899, Dec 6-8 Grounded, St. Clair Flats; released.

1923 Rebuilt; 4693 gross / 4447 net tons.

1930 Owned Pittsburgh Steam Ship Co., Cleveland, OH; home port, Duluth, MN.

1945 Owned Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co.

1960 Owned Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd., Toronto, ONT; C174978.

1968 Sunk at Toronto, Lake Ontario.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

FRITZ, JOHN (1898, Barge)
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FRITZ, JOHN (1898, Barge)