C. F. Bielman (Propeller), U126887, abandoned as breakwall, 1934
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Steam Screw C.F. BIEMAN. U. S. No. 126887. Of 2056 gross tons. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1892 by the F.W. Wheeler Co. 291.0 x 41.0 x 19.8. Abandoned about 1927. Taken to Georgian Bay in 1934 by the tug MONARCH, which foundered in the St. Clair Rapids.
Herman Runge List
The propeller C.F. BIELMAN was taken to Georgian Bay by another tug in 1834 and lies end to end with another vessel, the CHATTANOOGA, almost at a right angle to the shore and supposedly were to form part of a dock for a gravel operation on the island, but which never materialized, they both lie off the east side of Great Duck Island, L.H. just south of Gravel Point. It is assumed that both vessels may have been placed about the same time, 1934
Information Courtesy Patrick Folkes
" Gravel Point, on the east side of Great Duck Island, has a slight bay south of it in which, at the site of a former fishing station, there is a small wharf which is used by the lighthouse keeper. A wreck, elevation 2 feet, lies near the wharf and provides some shelter from southerly winds"
1984 "Sailing Directions Great Lakes Vol. 11.
Steam screw C.F. BIELMAN. U. S. No. 126887. Of 2,056.20 tons gross; 1,709.16 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1892. Home port, detroit, Mich. 291.0 x 41.0 x 19.8
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes