A Beginner's Guide to Ship Watching on the Great Lakes


Ship watching on the Great Lakes is fascinating!  It's hard to fathom how big a 1000-foot-long ship is until you see one navigating on the Great Lakes or passing under a lift bridge.  With this beginner's guide you'll discover helpful tips on where to go to view ships and what to look for, how to spot a "laker" vs. a "saltie," a longtime mariner's take on life aboard ship, which ships have succumbed to storms, and information about the U.S. Coast Guard, tall ships, Canadian ships and more.