1890                                  Nyanza                                  1919

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 63
Launched Feb 10, 1890

280’ LBP, 41’5” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 950 IHP

Enrolled at Erie PA April 4, 1890 (#9)
280.0 x 41.4 x 20.3, 1888.62 GT, 1512.02 NT     US 130462     to:
James McBrier, Erie PA (home port Erie PA)

Entered service 1890

Rebuilt 1904
Remeasured to 23.4 depth and 2296 GT, 1870 NT

Sold 1914 to John J. Boland, Buffalo NY

Transferred 1915 to Nyanza Transit Co., Joseph A. Boland, Mgr.

Sold 1916 to Thomas Lannan, Port Colborne ON (home port to Sarnia ON) and renamed Landbo.  U. S. enrollment surrendered April 7, 1917
Enrolled Canadian at 280.0 x 41.0 x 23.0, 2292 GT, 1656 NT     Can 134519

Transferred 1917 to Landbo Transportation Co.

Stranded Aug 8, 1919 off Point aux Sable, Lake Huron.  Upbound with cargo of coal, sprang leak and beached.  Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Raised by Great Lakes Towing Co. and engine removed.  Rebuilt as a wrecking barge.  Hull found beyond repair and  vessel abandoned at Cheboygan MI 1920.  Register closed Sept 8, 1920.



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