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Know Your Ships 2023

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Know Your Ships offers everything ship fans need to know about the freighters, tankers, tugs, barges, salties, passenger ships, international visitors and other vessels in regular Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, including owner and port of registry, year and shipyard where built, length, beam, depth, cargo capacity and former names, type of engine and horsepower.

The 2023 edition includes...

  • Changes in the shipping scene from year to year, chronicled in the "Passages" section.
  • Meanings of whistle signals.
  • Seven pages of colorful stack markings of all Great Lakes & Seaway fleets, including stack markings of many of the saltwater fleets that regularly visit the Seaway system.
  • Maps of the Great Lakes and Seaway system.
  • A guide to Marine Museums of the Great Lakes.
  • An "Extra Tonnage" section that includes a look at cargoes carried by lakers. a locks and canals profile, and charts that show travel times and call-in points for the St. Marys, St. Clair and Detroit rivers so you can track the progress of your favorite freighter. 

But That's Not All!

The Know Your Ships crew are also pleased to present more than 100 superb photographs of Great Lakes ships in action from Duluth to Montreal. Thanks and credit go to the dozens of different photographers who sent images for consideration.

In addition, you can continue to remember the past with a historic photo gallery featuring images from the Know Your Ships archives showcasing lakers from bygone years. 

Know Your Ships has covered the waterfront for more than six decades, and hopes to bring continued enjoyment to those who want to find out more about ships that sail the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway for decades to come!