Photo from Dr. Stewart's trip on the Edwin H. Gott

Photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Stewart

Gott Onboard

July 2007

In July, Dr. Richard Stewart, co-director of GLMRI, joined the crew of the Edwin H. Gott, on the voyage from Two Harbors, Minn., to Gary, Ind. and back to Two Harbors. The Gott, one of the 1004' self-unloaders of the USS Great Lakes Fleet, was built by Bay Shipbuilding (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) and was launched in July 1978.

Photo from Dr. Stewart's trip on the Edwin H. Gott

Photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Stewart

While aboard the Gott, Dr. Stewart was able to observe both loading and unloading operations, ship-handling through the Soo Locks and the St. Maryís River. Dr. Stewart, a licensed master himself, said of the experience, "We were treated very well. And it reaffirms my thoughts that the Great Lakes shipmasters are superb ship-handlers and the finest around."

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