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Photographer: Keith W. Churill


History: She was launched on May 9, 1953 at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company of Manitowoc, WI. as hull #417 for the American Steamship Company.

Her maiden voyage was as the John J. Boland. Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. of Port Dover, Ontario purchased the John J. Boland on October 22, 1999 renaming her the Saginaw.


Lower Lakes Towing, Ltd.

Home Port: Port Dover, Ontario

Type:  Self-unloader / steel

Boom Length:  250 '

Built:  1953

Engine Type:  DeLaval Turbine

Horsepower:  7,700

Cargo Capacity:  20,200 tons

Length:  639 ' - 03"

Beam: 72' - 0"

Depth: 36' - 0"

(keel to upper deck )



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Winter lay-up in the Sarnia commercial harbor on March 19, 2007.

photographer: Keith W. Churill


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