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.