Fritz, John

1898                                  John Fritz                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 125
Launched June 22, 1898

450’ LOA, 436’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 16, 1898 (Temp #2)
436.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4693 GT, 4447 NT     US 77308     to:
Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1898

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN July 23, 1898 (#3)

Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1923 to arch construction at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 4152 GT, 3840 NT

Sold 1945 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON
Enrolled Canadian at 436.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4690 GT, 3812 NT     Can 174978

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Sold 1968 for breakwater.  Towed down Welland Canal Sept 12 to Lake Ontario and scuttled with barges Bryn Barge and John A. Roebling as breakwater foundation for dock of Lakeview Coal Co., 10 miles west of Toronto ON.



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