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M. J. Bartelme (Propeller), U77170, aground, 4 Oct 1928

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Steam screw M.J. BARTELME. U. S. No. 77170. Of 3,400 tons gross. Built 1895. On October 4, 1928, vessel stranded at Cana Island Light, Wis., with 26 persons on board. No lives were lost.
      Loss reported of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1929

Steam screw M.J. BARTELME.* U. S. No. 77170. Of 3,400 tons gross; 2,808 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1895. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 352.0 x 44.8 x 22.8 and a crew of 20. Freight service. Steel built. Of 1,100 indicated horse power. Owned by J.A. Paisley Steam Ship Co. [ohio]
      * Formerly steam screw [A] JOHN J. McWILLIAMS, [B] CENTRAL WEST.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1928
      JOHN J. McWILLlAMS.* Built April 20, 1895 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 77170 3400 gt -2808 nt 352' x 44.8' x 22.8'
* Renamed (b) CENTRAL WEST -US -1916
      (c) M.J. BARTELME -US -1928
Stranded October 4, 1928, on Cana Island, Green Bay; cut up for scrap on the spot in 1929.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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M. J. Bartelme (Propeller), U77170, aground, 4 Oct 1928