A tour of the Great Lakes looking at the freighters, ferries, passenger liners, ports and docks, following the transportation of iron ore, grain, coal and passengers. The scenes span the period from the 1890s to 2007 and cover Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie, and the ports of Duluth, Superior, Ashland, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Taconite Harbor, Port Arthur, Houghton, Marquette, and lower lake ports of Escanaba, Milwaukee, Chicago, Gary, Burns Harbor, Detroit, Toledo, Lorain, Cleveland, Ashtabula, Conneaut and Erie. The Soo Locks are also visited. Includes video of the “Charles M. Beeghly,” “Adam E. Cornelius,” “John J. Boland,” “Roger Blough,” “Stewart J. Cort,” “Edward L. Ryerson,” “Paul R. Tregurtha,” “Canadian Enterprise,” “Canadian Transport,” “American Spirit” and “Indiana Harbor” in Duluth, Superior, Two Harbors and Taconite Harbor.

The 77-minute video contains 623 photos, 26 minutes of video & 8 MM film and narration. The video is on the DVD and photos are on a self-starting CD that plays like a book on a computer, which works on PCs (WIN 2000/XP/Vista/7) or Macs. Images can be printed out.