Friday, October 7, 2011

American Integrity departs Duluth on a warm autumn morning

The 1000 ft American Integrity sails under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on a warm October morning.

The completed “super carrier” was launched June 6, 1978 as the Lewis Wilson Foy for her new owners Bethlehem Steel Corp.
Officially renamed Oglebay Norton in 1990 it was again renamed the American Integrity in 1996 with the sale of the fleet.


  1. I've read a few comments here and there that the footers are really just ugly barges with a hotel on the stern. Maybe that's true, maybe it's not; but in the right light, they sure look nice.

    Thanks again for the great pics.


  2. I might be mistaken, but it seems that all the American Steamship boats, the 1000 footers (the black painted boats) have islands that are quite rectangular. Whereas the 1000 footers of both the Great Lakes Fleet and Interlake's fleet are more "sculpted" on the aft (not a straight drop from top to bottom). Personally I find those boats more striking. But they're all impressive.

    Love this site.


  3. Dennis, I think that you really do have the best, most fun job in the world. Keep up the good work.