in the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Freighters
Did you know that Great Lakes Freighters are also known as Lakers? They are used primarily for transporting goods around the Great Lakes. The shipping season runs from late-March to mid-January when winter ice forms on the Great Lakes and makes navigation less feasible. Great Lakes Freighters are also usually referred to as boats rather than ships by their operators.
The American Integrity, shown above, is a 1000-foot freighter built in 1978 that is used for hauling iron ore and coal on the Great Lakes.
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