20 February, 2008

M/V Charles E. Wilson Postcard

M/V Charles E. Wilson is a self-unloading lake bulk carrier which was built by the Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI and launched March 10, 1973 for the American Steamship Co., Buffalo, NY, and entered service in September, 1973. The Wilson was the first of ten vessels launched for the American Steamship Co. at a cost of $13.7 million.

M/V Charles E. Wilson Postcard
(PH Wish from Sarah Konichek)

The vessel was renamed in 2000 to honor American Steamship Company co-founder and former president John J. Boland. The M/V John J. Boland is powered by two 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The M/V John J. Boland is used in general trades, transporting iron ore pellets, coal, limestone and grain.

Length, Overall 680'-0"
Beam 78'-0"
Depth 45'-0"
Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft 34,000 Gross Tons
Number of Cargo Holds 6
Number of Hatches 22
Shaft Horsepower 7,000
Number of Propellers 1

SOURCES:
Great Lakes Fleet Page Vessel Feature:
Charles E. Wilson
American Steamship Company: M/V John J. Boland

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