GREAT LAKES THOUSAND FOOTERS

Eight 1,000-ft (length o.a.) ships are in operation on the Great Lakes. The first of these, Stewart J. Cort entered service in 1972, and the second, Presque Isle in 1973. These were followed by the James R. Barker, Mesabi Miner, Belle River, Lewis Wilson Foy, George A. Stinson, and Edwin H. Gott, and four further 1,000-footers were due to enter service in 1979 and 1980. The Author, of Bay Shipbuilding Corp. (Sturegon Bay, Wisconsin), discusses the design development of these ships, and in particular describes the three ships built by his company: Belle River (1977), Lewis Wilson Foy (1978), and Edwin H. Gott (1979). Hull lines developed for Belle River were used for the other two ships, and are also being used for the two further, 1,000-ft ships under construction by the company. The paper includes lines drawings and some model-test results for the Bay Shipbuilding ships, together with general-arrangement, engine-room, and midship-section drawings of these ships and lists of their principal and other main particulars.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Joint Meeting of Eastern Canadian Section and Great Lakes & Great Rivers Section, SNAME, Toronto, 18 May 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • MILLER, R H
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM