Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Friday, July 9, 2010

Boatwatching on the Great Lakes - Know Your Ships

Know Your Ships
Know Your Ships
July 8, 2010

Many on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway do a bit of boatwatching as entertainment.  The variety of boats traveling the Great Lakes waterways is quite impressive ranging from smaller pleasure craft to the tall ships to the lake freighters and International ocean going vessels.  Marine Publishing Co., Inc. publishes an annual book called Know Your Ships.  This book is a guide to boats and boatwatching on the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway.  It includes the complete listings of the various freighters and other boat of interest traveling these waterways.  Listings include details like shipbuilder, year built, size, type of engine and those types of details.  There is also details like what the various horn blasts mean and featured historical points of interest.  The book is full of beautiful glossy prints of various vessels as well.  If you are interested in boatwatching on the Great Lakes be sure to pick up this handy reference book.


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