Built as the M/V Charles E. Wilson, 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 was built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp at Sturgeon Bay, WI and entered service in September 1973.
The M/V John J. Boland is powered by two 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The vessel uses a conveyor system below its cargo holds to transport cargo to an inclined conveyor system that elevates the cargo to the deck-mounted boom conveyor. For maneuvering in port, the vessel is equipped with 1,000 HP bow and stern thrusters.
The M/V John J. Boland is used in general trades, transporting iron ore pellets, coal, limestone and grain.
|Midsummer Draft (MS)||30'-7 1/8"|
|Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft||34,000 Gross Tons|
|Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6"||29,600 Gross Tons|
|Unloading Boom Conveyor Length||250'|
|Maximum Unloading Rate||6,000 Tons/Hour|
|Number of Cargo Holds||6|
|Number of Hatches||22|
|Number of Propellers||1|