Edwin H. Gott

 Edward L. Ryerson

Edwin H. Gott was built in 1979, is 1004 feet long and flies a U.S. flag

Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort
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Listen to the Bridge announcement that the Gott is coming, the Gott salute to the Bridge and the Bridge response on October 30, 2011:
The Edwin H. Gott is the most powerful ship on the Great Lakes, generating 19,500 hp with two diesel engines. She has a self-unloading boom on deck that can be extended to shore to discharge cargo at a rate of 10,000 tons per hour. This ship was named for the President of the United States Steel Company from 1967 to 1969.
The Gott arrives under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on April 10, 2015
Picture above taken Friday, January 16, 2009
The Duluth Fire Department uses the Gott for training while she is in winter layup on March 3, 2009, to prepare for any fires aboard a ship in port.
The Gott greets visitors at the Duluth ship canal as she arrived on June 24, 2009
The Gott spent winter layup on 2008 at the Port Authority dock. Picture taken March 11, 2008
Picture above taken Sunday, March 23, 2008
Picture above taken Monday, August 22, 2005

Arriving Duluth at sunset on November 2, 2003
Winter layup at the cement dock in Duluth; above in January, shortly after she arrived, and below, in March, just before she departed
She brought a lot of Lake Superior with her when she came into port on December 9, 2003


  1. mark romesburg says:

    I was on the Coast Guard Cutter Raritanin 1979 and broke her out of Sturgon Bay on her maiden voyage. It was a very memorable experance.

  2. Dan Thewis says:

    In case the captain reads the comments, my son and I were at the end of the breakwall in Two Harbors on Christmas Day 2015. It was ’round 8:30, we were the only two watching the Gott arrive. My son was waving and waving, without expecting it, we received a short salute! Thank you so much, you made his day! PS, we live in TH and he’d love to meet you!

  3. Don Jordan says:

    My wife and I were one of the couples that won a raffle prize to take a cruise on this wonderful ship this past summer. We departed Two Harbors and returned 6 1/2 days later after unloading in Gary, IN. The crew were absolutely wonderful, the food was delicious and all of the accommodations were just great. It was an adventure of a lifetime. Buy the raffle tickets! You might b e a lucky winner.

  4. We saw her in Two Harbors, MN on October 11th at 7:21 a.m. What a thrill to watch her park at the Agate Bay dock while drinking morning coffee in the heated car!

  5. What a great sight — the arrival of the Gott — the most powerful ship on the Great Lakes! Gave me the chills!!!!!

  6. Robert Scott says:

    Where is the Gott been have not seen it in awhile?

  7. Did the Gott turn around tonight, 12/28 about 6:30, almost to Grand Marais?

    • holly jorgenson says:

      nancy, some of the boats have been making strange turns today, possibly seeking shelter from very strong winds.

  8. Frank Taylor says:

    Watch this ship come through the channel and under the lift bridge
    on different occasions. When we were in town we would check the
    schedule on departures or arrivals and when we would here that the
    Edwin H. Gott was there our family would make it a point to be there to see it. It’s a name you could never forget. Lot’s of great memories.

    Thank you !!!

  9. Robert K. Tompsett says:

    During the summer of 1968 of my Senior year of high school I had a part time job a Soo Warehouse pulling together boat’s orders.

  10. Tristin (loves ships) says:

    I really love this ship’s paint schemes.

  11. Bill; i was hoping u had some pictures; if u ever find any that we could use, please send them with whatever info u have about the picture, such as date and place. Thanks Ken

  12. I helped build this ship. It was my 2nd job out of high school.
    Moved from Hart, MI to Sturgeon Bay, WI to work in the ship yard.
    If anybody has any pictures of it being built I would really like to see them


  13. robert, does this help?

    It appears that the UW Superior has the blueprints on file at their Jim Dan Hill library. I got my John Sherwin prints here last year for the model I’m building of her. http://www3.uwsuper.edu/maritime/ship_prints3.htm

  14. Robert K. Tompsett says:

    Where can I obtain line drawing so as to build a scale model of the M/V Edwin Gott?

  15. FYI. And you missed the most powerful ship of the Great Lakes coming in for Winter Layup!

  16. Hello,
    On 12-20-2011 the Edwin H. Gott pulled into our bay, Bark Bay, on the south shore of Lake Superior and anchored and stayed overnight because there were gale warnings over by Silver Bay. What a treat that was. That night all the lights were on on the ship. It was gorgeous! What a treat!
    Thank you!

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