The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. B. Bradwell (Propeller), U77418, 31 May 1900

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Burger & Burger of Manitowoc, Wis., are completing two tugs for Judge Bradwell of Chicago. One of them will leave for Chicago by the end of the present week. She is 74.9 feet long, 17.6 wide and 7 feet deep. and is named JAMES BRADWELL. She will be used in the Chicago drainage canal. Her cost is $10,000. The other tug of the same size will be ready for service in about two weeks. The keel of a scow for the Two Rivers Manufacturing Co. was laid at the Burger yard recently. The vessel will be 160 feet long, 34 feet wide and 10 feet deep and will be provided with boiler and hoisting machinery - all to be enclosed.
      Marine Review
      May 31, 1900
NOTE:- Proper name J.B. BRADWELL

Steam screw J.B. BRADWELL. U. S. No. 77418. Of 62 tons gross; 42 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis,. 1900. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 74.9 x 17.6 x 7.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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J. B. Bradwell (Propeller), U77418, 31 May 1900