Boland Jr., John J. 1

1928                                  John J. Boland Jr.     1                                  1932

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Wallsend-on-Tyne England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Hull 1282
Launched
Launched as Tyneville.  Renamed John J. Boland Jr. before entering service

259’ LOA, 252’11” LBP, 43’2” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at
252.9 x 43.4 x 17.8, 1939 GT, 1149 NT     Br 149467     to:
Sarnia Steamships Ltd., Sarnia ON (home port Newcastle-on-Tyne England)

Entered service 1928

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1929     Can 149467     (home port to Sarnia ON)

Foundered Oct 5, 1932 off Barcelona NY, Lake Erie.  Four lives lost.  Cleared Erie PA with cargo of coal, including deck cargo, for Hamilton ON.  Struck by heavy sea in gale;  deck cargo shifted and vessel capsized with only a few minutes warning.

See history in Scanner Jan 1989 (#170)

 

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