St. Anthony Falls Waterfront, Minneapolis

St. Anthony Falls, Minneapolis

featuring Chris Standring's "As Luck Would Have It"
St. Anthony Falls Waterfront, Minneapolis

One of the only waterfalls on the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls offers more than a scenic outlook and relaxing ambience. The entire city of Minneapolis was built around the power of the falls, both literally and figuratively. Early entrepreneurs … Continue reading


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

featuring Walter Beasley's "I Feel You"
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee has been a Great Lakes port since 1835, and its port has been important through the city’s long history as an industrial powerhouse. Over the past decade, Milwaukee has created a more postindustrial economy, but the Port of Milwaukee … Continue reading


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San Diego, California

featuring Eric Marienthal's "Sunstone"
San Diego, California

San Diego, California has a close relationship to the Pacific Ocean it sits on. A popular destination for boating, surfing, and fishing, San Diego also houses the U.S. Navy’s largest base on the West Coast. This eScapes scene begins with … Continue reading


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Algorail at Port of Milwaukee

featuring Peter White's "Moonlight Montreal"
Algorail at Port of Milwaukee

The self-unloading freighter Algorail has served the Algoma Central Corporation on the Great Lakes since its construction in 1968, and is managed by its partner, Seaway Marine Transport. This is the second vessel to bear the Algorail name. The first, … Continue reading


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Seattle at Night

featuring Jazzmasters' "Chime"
Seattle at Night

This beautiful night view of Seattle might only be outdone by the view from the top of the famous Space Needle, prominent in the skyline. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle was designed to have a futuristic … Continue reading


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Port Townsend, Washington

featuring Earl Klugh's "I'm Falling"
Port Townsend, Washington Boat Haven

Founded in the mid-1800s, Port Townsend, Washington was expected by many to become a dominant port city on the West Coast. Despite significant investment and early successes, Port Townsend was overshadowed by other northwestern cities. Lack of confidence by investors– … Continue reading


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Chicago at Night

featuring Paul Hardcastle's "Desire"
Chicago (harbor skyline at night)

The skyline of Chicago is one of the most distinctive in the world and it’s especially beautiful when seen from the city’s Northerly Island peninsula. This vantage point provides an unbroken panorama of the cityscape. As always, the John Hancock … Continue reading


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Seattle (Elliott Bay Waterfront)

featuring Cindy Bradley's "Swing Set"
Seattle Waterfront

In this eScapes video– a sample of our 500th completed episode– we take you to the waterfront of Seattle, Washington. This harbor in Puget Sound’s Elliott Bay was a center of activity in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when … Continue reading


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Santa Monica Pier

featuring Pieces of a Dream's "Tonight's the Night"
Santa Monica Pier, California

The Santa Monica Pier, just west of Los Angeles, has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1909 to carry sewer pipes out to sea, the pier became a recreation destination and was quickly expanded and developed by entrepreneurs. In … Continue reading


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New York City Harbor

featuring Kenny G's "Desafinado"
Statue of Liberty

The one-of-a-kind atmosphere of New York City is evident in the skyline of Lower Manhattan as seen from the mouth of the East River. Just as iconic as the skyscrapers are the spaces between them: the famous New York City … Continue reading


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