Fitzgerald, W.E.

1906                                  W. E. Fitzgerald                                  1971

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 167
Launched Sept 8, 1906

440’ LOA, 420’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1650 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Oct 4, 1906 (Temp #22)
420.0 x 52.2 x 29.0, 4940 GT, 3701 NT     US 203561     to:
Chicago Navigation Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service Oct 10, 1906 clearing Detroit MI light to Duluth MN for iron ore.

Reenrolled at Duluth MN Oct 14, 1906 (#12)

Converted to scraper type self- unloader 1929 at Cleveland OH by Boom Electric Welding Co.

Transferred 1931 to Gartland Steamship Co. (home port to Gary IN)

Home port to Wilmington DE 1934

Fleet sold Feb 1969 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY.  (Fleet managed by Boland & Cornelius but continued as a subsidiary under its former name.)

Sold for scrap 1971 to Dwor Metal Co. Ltd. (Marine Salvage Ltd.), Port Colborne ON.  Scrapped at Port Colborne.

IMO 5384267

 

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  1. ANYONE OUT THERE THAT MAY HAVE WORKED WITH MY DAD WILLIAM “BILL” BRAUN OR MY BROTHER EMMETT GLEASNER ON THE FITZ. I WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM YOU. MY DAD SAILED THE FITZ FROM THE MID TO LATE 40″S TILL 1957. HE DIED ON BOARD IN 1957. HE WAS 57 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. MY BROTHER EMMETT SAILED WITH HIM FROM AROUND 1950 TILL 1955. I WAS 12 WHEN DAD DIED, NOW 67, AND I DON’T KNOW TO MUCH ABOUT HIM. THANK YOU BRENT BRAUN STURGEON BAY WISCONSIN.

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