The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sweetheart (Barge), U22397, sunk, 6 Jul 1913

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Removal of the sunken sand barge SWEETHEART, which lies in the St. Clair River, just off the coal docks at Algonac, will be undertaken by the war department.
Lieut.-Col Mason M. Patrick, engineer corps, U.S.A. in charge of the Detroit District, is advertiseing for bids, which will be opened September 30th. The SWEETHEART is a wooden vessel 175 ft. long, with a 33 ft. beam. She was built in 1867, and when she sank, July 6, this year, was being operated by the Lake Sand & Gravel Co. of Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 20, 1913 9-3

Only one bid was received Monday by Lieut. Col. Mason M. Patrick, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., at Detroit, for the removal of the sand barge SWEETHEART, which has been lying on the bottom near the coal dock at Algonac for more than a month. The bid submitted by the Dunbar & Sullivan Dredging Co., the price named being $2,250.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 1, 1913 7-3

SWEETHEART Built 1867 Schooner - wood
U. S. No. 22397 538 gt - 512 nt 175.4 x 32.6 x 13.4
Sunk in St. Clair River in 1913.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.61837 Longitude: -82.53102
William R. McNeil
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Sweetheart (Barge), U22397, sunk, 6 Jul 1913