Edwin H. Gott

 Edward L. Ryerson

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

Erika Kobasic/barge BMI 188

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edwinhgott20090624_8154She 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. Picture at left taken Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
Picture above taken Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Picture above taken Friday, January 16, 2009
Picture above taken Sunday, March 23, 2008
Picture above taken Monday, September 10, 2007
Picture above taken Sunday, January 14, 2007
Picture above taken Sunday, November 19, 2006
Picture above taken Sunday, January 15, 2006
Picture above taken Sunday, January 15, 2006
Picture above taken Monday, August 22, 2005
Picture above taken Sunday, November 21, 2004
Picture above taken Sunday, November 2, 2003
Picture above taken Sunday, November 17, 2002: arriving Duluth
Picture above taken Wednesday, June 12, 2002


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

  2. Robert Scott says:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 !!!

  5. 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.

  6. Tristin (loves ships) says:

    I really love this ship’s paint schemes.

  7. 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

  8. 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


  9. 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

  10. Robert K. Tompsett says:

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

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

  12. 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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