Herbert C. Jackson in Dry Dock, 2020
In late October of 2020 the M/V Herbert C. Jackson experienced a propulsion issue and was towed from the River Rouge in Michigan to Toledo for repairs at the Toledo Shipyard. Owned by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, the yard has been run by Ironhead Marine since 2006 and is one of two dry docks for freighters on Lake Erie.
The Herbert C. Jackson was built at the Great Lakes Engineering Works, in Ecorse, Michigan in 1959 for the Interlake Steamship Company. The vessel was converted to oil in 1974 and made a self-unloader in 1975. In 2014-205 the vessel was re-powered.
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