MV Indiana Harbor
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|Name:||MV Indiana Harbor|
|Namesake:||Indiana Harbor, Indiana|
|Builder:||Bay Shipbuilding Company|
|Status:||In service as of 2015|
|Class and type:||lake freighter|
|Beam:||105 ft (32 m)|
|Propulsion:||four 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines, 14,000 SHP|
M/V Indiana Harbor is a very large diesel-powered Lake freighter owned and operated by the American Steamship Company. This vessel was built in 1979 at Bay Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and included self-unloading technology.
- In May 1984, Indiana Harbor was the largest ship to ever enter the harbor at Ludington, Michigan and delivered 45,000 tons of limestone to Ludington's Dow plant. It also set another record the following year with 50,090 tons of limestone.
- August 1986, Indiana Harbor broke the Lake Erie record for loading coal, 52,000 tons, at Toledo. 10 days later, Indiana Harbor ran aground in the St. Clair River.
- On September 8, 1993, the ship collided with the Lansing Shoals Light Station. There were no injuries and the damage was about $1.9 million for the ship and $100,000 for the light.
- On January 3, 1996, Indiana Harbor grounded in the St. Marys River and suffered an 8 feet (2.4 m) gash in the port bow.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Indiana Harbor (ship, 1979).|
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- Colton, Tim. "Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI". shipbuildinghistory.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-03.
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- "Economy, Ice Bring Biggest Ship Ever to Ludington". Ludington Daily News. May 9, 1984.
- "Longest Ship on the lakes brings biggest load here". Ludington Daily News. May 7, 1985.
- Bates, Eric (August 7, 1986). "Seamen Idled as Lake Ships Become Bigger". Toledo Blade.
- "Record-holding Ship Runs Aground In River". Toledo Blade. August 22, 1986.
- Thompson, Mark L. (2004). Graveyard of the Lakes. Wayne State University Press. pp. 82–84. ISBN 978-0-8143-3226-9.
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