M/V American Integrity

M/V American Integrity

Photo credit: Captain Steve Draper



The M/V American Integrity was originally named the Lewis Wilson Foy and renamed the Oglebay Norton in 1991 after the Oglebay Norton Company. The vessel came under the ownership of American Steamship Company in 2006.

The M/V American Integrity sailed its maiden voyage in ballast from Sturgeon Bay, WI to Superior, WI in June of 1978 to take on a cargo of taconite pellets for delivery to Burns Harbor, IN.


The M/V American Integrity was built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp. at Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1978.


The M/V American Integrity is powered by four 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The vessel uses a conveyor system below its cargo holds to transport cargo to a "loop conveyor" system that elevates the cargo to the massive deck-mounted boom conveyor. For maneuvering in port, the vessel is equipped with 1,500 HP bow and stern thrusters.


The M/V American Integrity is primarily used for long-haul transport of iron ore pellets and western coal on the Great Lakes.

Length, Overall 1000'-0"
Beam 105'-0"
Depth 56'-0"
Midsummer Draft (MS) 34'- 3/4"
Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft 80,900 Gross Tons
Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6" 62,100 Gross Tons
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 250'
Maximum Unloading Rate 10,000 Tons/Hour
Number of Cargo Holds 7
Number of Hatches 37
Shaft Horsepower 14,000
Year Built 1978
Number of Propellers 2


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