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Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Education


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Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Education

FEATURES:

Maritime Transportation & Ship-Building in Greenn Bay, Wisconsin July 23-26, 2013

Youtube Video: Michigan Tech conducts Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan July 16-20, 2012

YouTube Video: Highlighting Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute in Duluth, July 20-25, 2008

Great Lakes Maritime Transportation Teacher Institute article featured in Lighthouse Digest Magazine

Why Learn About Great Lakes Shipping?
Did you know?

Great Lakes ship A 1000-foot "laker" can hold enough iron taconite pellets to make 15,000 cars. tour boat
Great Lakes container ship 90% of the United State's iron ore used to make steel is shipped on the Great Lakes. Great Lakes teachers
Pilot house The top three cargoes on Great Lakes ships (in order) are pelletized iron ore, stone (mostly limestone), coal. Other important cargo includes grain, cement, salt and liquid-bulk products. Great Lakes tugs
Great Lakes Ship Bow One 1000-foot vessel can carry the cargo of six 100-car trains or 2,308 one-ton trucks! Ships use a lot less energy and cause a lot less pollution. Great Lakes aft


Last Update: February 13, 2014

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