John Fritz (Barge), 1898
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JOHN FRITZ Steel barge (U.S.77308) built in 1898 at W. Bay City, Michigan by F.W. Wheeler& Company (Hull #125) launched June 22,1898, for Bessemer Steamship Company: 436 x 50 x 24.1: 4,693 gross tons. Scuttled as a breakwater foundation 10 miles west of Toronto in 1968.
JOHN FRITZ Built June 22, 1898 Barge - Steel
U. S. No. 77308 4693 gt -4447 nt 436' x 50' x 24'
(b) JOHNi FRITZ -Can -1945 (C 174979)
Scuttled as breakwater foundation 10 miles west of Toronto, Ontario in fall, 1968.
Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
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