Alpena on St. Marys River

Alpena on St. Marys River

featuring Peter White's "Crazy Feeling"
Alpena on St. Marys River

The Great Lakes freighter Alpena was launched as the Leon Fraser in 1942, carrying iron ore across the Great Lakes. In 1989, the ship was converted to a self-unloading cement carrier and shortly afterward was renamed the Alpena, after the … Continue reading


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Niagara Falls (American Falls)

featuring Eric Marienthal's "Sunstone"
Niagara Falls (American Falls)

The United States-Canada border is the longest national border in the world, but the most dramatic spot on it must be the famous Niagara Falls. A set of three waterfalls– the Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls– the Niagara Falls … Continue reading


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CSL Niagara (Upbound at Port Colborne)

featuring Chris Botti's "When Rain Falls"
CSL Niagara on Welland Canal

Port Colborne, on the southern coast of Ontario, has been greatly effected by the Welland Canal, which runs through downtown on its way to joining Lakes Ontario and Erie. Since 1833, the passage of vessels here has created a community … Continue reading


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Michipicoten at Soo Locks

featuring Chuck Loeb's "Sierra Nevada"
Michipicoten at Soo Locks

The Great Lakes freighter Michipicoten, formerly known as the Elton Hoyt 2nd, was built in 1952 and renamed once it joined the Lower Lakes Towing Company, which names its vessels after local rivers. In November 2010, it was converted to … Continue reading


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Quebecois on St. Marys River

feauring Ando Kal's "Ambrosia"
Quebecois freighter

The Quebecois is one of the great steamship freighters of the Great Lakes. Built in 1963, this ship has carried countless loads to and from the United States and Canada. Shown in this video under the Upper Lakes Shipping fleet, … Continue reading


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