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Builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works
Location: Ecorse, MI
Year of Build: 1911
Hull Number: 82
Official Number: 209185
Vessel Length: 590' 0" Gross Tonnage: 8603
Vessel Width: 64' 2" Net Tonnage: 6650
Vessel Height: 34' 2" Hull Material: Steel
Name Changes
1911 - 1969 Col. James M. Schoonmaker
1969 - Willis B. Boyer
Ownership Changes
1911 - 1969 Shenango Furnace Co.
1969 - 1971 Interlake Steamship Co.
1971 - 1983 Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.
1983 - 1986 American Bulk Shipping Inc.
1986 - City of Toledo
Notes: Arrived at its current International Park location on June 25, 1987.
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Boyer at the dock The load, or Plimsoll, lines Looking forward with the
Ste. Claire just beyond

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Arriving at the Boyer Entering through the aft gangway Yuri checks out the Boyer’s
rudder and single 16’ propeller

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Capt. Erik describes shipboard operations, pointing out the differences in accomodations,
such as the officer’s dining room and crew’s mess


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Sam examines the engineer’s quarters Yuri on the Boyer Capt. Erik discusses hatch covers
and the Edmund Fitzgerald

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The group ventures into one of the Boyer’s cargo holds
(Watch out for the spiders!)

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Capt. Erik leads a tour on the deck of the Boyer and discusses shipboard operations

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Capt. Dave Yuri, again!!

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Model of the Great Lakes
excursion steamer Put-in-Bay
Our two captains chat in the Captain’s
Office aboard the Boyer
Give Denise a paint brush!

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Capt. Dave answers Maggie’s question in the Pilothouse “Take her to sea, Mr. Standart” Now available on Ebay!

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Great Lakes tugs Idaho and Nebraska head up river for a tow
The Nebraska comes along side the Boyer to say “hello”

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"Maritime Class" Lower Lakes Towing bulk carrier Mississagi departs Toldeo’s grain terminal,
heading downbound past the Boyer toward Lake Erie

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Tugs Nebraska and Idaho tow Canada Steamship Lines’ MV Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin past the Boyer
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