SAULT STE. MARIE — The Edwin H. Gott passed through the Soo Locks on Thursday afternoon.
The Edwin H. Gott is a 1,004-foot self-discharging bulk carrier owned and operated by Great Lakes Fleet, Inc. The ship was built in 1979 in Wisconsin and has a carrying capacity of 2,105,527 cubic feet.
Originally, the Edwin H. Gott was named after the U.S. Steel former chairman and chief executive officer since the ship was initially built for the integrated steel producer. The ship’s home port is in Duluth, Minnesota.
According to Great Lakes Vessel History, after the sea trials, Gott sailed to Milwaukee on Jan. 14, 1979 to complete preparation for entering service to avoid being caught in midwinter ice in Sturgeon Bay. The freighter entered service on Feb. 16, 1979. It was damaged in ice in Lake Superior upbound on maiden voyage, suffering side tank damage and a lost rudder. Gott spent two months under repair at Two Harbors and cleared April 21, 1979 with iron ore for Gary, Indiana. It stopped at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to take on supplies, dropped her stern anchor and lost the anchor and 300 feet of chain.
At the time of video, the vessel was making the voyage to Conneaut, which is located in Ohio.
Watch the video here: https://bit.ly/32O5cgX
Source: The Sault News
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