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Merchant Ship Class - 1000-ft class - 1000 foot

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Merchant Ship Class - 1000-ft class - 1000 foot
Name 1000-ft class
Country United States (Details)
Credit Link Link
Type 1000 foot
Number Planned 12
Number Completed 12
First Commisioned 1972
Other Nations none



History: Lake freighters, or lakers, are bulk carrier vessels that ply the Great Lakes of North America. These vessels are traditionally called boats, although classified as ships.

The largest vessels on the lakes are the 1000-footers (300 m). These vessels are between 1,000 and 1,013.5 feet (304.8 and 308.9 m) long, 105 feet (32 m) wide and of 56 ft (17 m) hull depth.

All of the 1000-footers are US vessels. The Canadian fleet needs to travel to and from its major cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway, so the largest length for the Canadian vessels is 740 feet (230 m) (Seawaymax-size). The reason for this standard length is the Welland Canal, which bypasses the Niagara Falls. The locks here are roughly 800 feet (240 m) long, and for safety reasons, limiting the maximum length of the vessels. Therefore the 1000footer can only sail the four Great Lakes, Michigan, Superior, Huron and Erie.

History:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.


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Item created by: Powderman on 2019-10-21 15:28:58. Last edited by Powderman on 2019-10-24 11:20:10

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