Foy, Lewis Wilson

1978                               Lewis Wilson Foy                                          

Steel twin-screw self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Co., Hull 717
Built in two sections.  Bow section:  keel laid Oct 8, 1976;  launched April 28, 1977.  Stern section built in drydock:  keel laid Aug 5, 1976;  floated Feb 26, 1977.  Sections joined July 12, 1977.
Was to have been named Burns Harbor but name changed before launch (Next vessel built for this fleet was named Burns Harbor.)

1000’ LOA, 990’1” LBP, 105’ beam, 56’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 16000 BHP

Enrolled at
988.8 x 105.0 x 56.7, 35652 GT, 33263 NT     US 592377     to:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH

Entered service June 8, 1978 clearing Sturgeon Bay WI light for Superior WI

Sold 1990 to Columbia Transportation Division Oglebay Norton Co, Cleveland OH

Renamed Oglebay Norton 1991

Sold 2006 to Liberty Steamship Co., a subsidiary of American Steamship Co., Williamsville NY and renamed American Integrity.

IMO 7514696

In service 2011 for American Steamship Co.




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