The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frank J. Hecker (Propeller), U202475, 7 Jul 1905

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At the plant of the Great Lakes Engineering Works at Port Huron, work on the new Gilchrist steamer GEORGE H. RUSSEL, is being pushed to completion with dispatch. It is hoped to get the RUSSEL ready in ten days, when she will go to Lake Superior for ore. The steamer HECKER, also building at this yard for the Gilchrist Company is getting along nicely, and will probably be ready to sail by the first of September.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 7, 1905

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LAUNCH OF A NEW STEAMER. -- The new Gilchrist Transportation Company steamer FRANK J. HECKER, building at the St. Clair yards of the Great Lakes Engineering Works, will be launched tomorrow, and a number of prominent marine men will be on hand to witness it. She will be fitted out as soon as possible.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, September 1, 1905
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      FRANK J. HECKER, U. S. 202475, bulk carrier. Renamed PERSEUS 1913, foundered about 90 miles NNW of Fayal, in Atlantic Ocean, after breaking away from the tug ENGLISHMAN, while in tow for scrapping at Genoa, Italy; September 21, 1961.
      Record of Great Lakes Engineering
      Works, St. Clair (Michigan) Yard

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Frank J. Hecker (Propeller), U202475, 7 Jul 1905