Boland, John J. 1

1907                                  John J. Boland     1                                  1974

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 31
Launched Aug 31, 1907

500’ LOA, 480’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Sept 24, 1907 (#20)
480.0 x 54.2 x 31.2, 6035 GT, 4530 NT     US 204563     to:
York Transit Co., Buffalo NY, John J. Boland, Mgr. (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1907

Transferred 1921 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr.

Lengthened 24’ and converted to self-unloader 1936 at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 511.5 x 54.1 x 26.7, 6493 GT, 5440 NT

Renamed Thunder Bay Quarries  (2) 1939

Repowered 1950 with Skinner Unaflow engine
Remeasured to 6528 GT, 5475 NT

Renamed Harris N. Snyder 1953

Remeasured 1954 to 6553 GT, 5450 NT

Sold for scrap 1974 to Steel Factors Ltd.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC June 19, 1974 with str. Clifford F. Hood towed by German tug Fairplay X.  Tow arrived Bilbao Spain July 12, 1974.

IMO 5143259

 

0737

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