Past Programs

2006 Teacher Institute Week I Itinerary

2006 Teacher Institute Week 2 Itinerary

Week I Slide Show

Week 2 Slide Show

What Students Need to Know About Great Lakes Maritime Transportation (PDF)

2006 Lesson Plans & Teaching Units

K-12 Maritime Transportation Glossary (PDF)

K-12 Maritime Transportation Teaching Resources

Maritime Transportation Teaching Resources List (PDF)

Maritime Transportation System Report - Stewart (PDF)

Did You Know Quiz? (PDF)

Did You Know Quiz? ANSWERS

Maritime Transportation Pre-/Post Test (Pregitzer) (PDF)

Maritime Transportation Pre-/Post ANSWERS (Pregitzer) (PDF)


Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Class Photos

Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Website

Soo Locks Webcam

Duluth Harbor Webcam

COSEE Great Lakes program







Schedule for Week I: Mon-Friday, July 24-28, 2006 (west end of Lake Superior)
TENTATIVE (5/17/06)

Monday, July 24 (Duluth, MN)
8 am (EST) - Depart Houghton and drive to Duluth
10-11 am (CST) – Visit Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, WI - Great Lakes History
Noon – Lunch & Course Overview, Schedule, Requirements in Duluth, MN
2 pm - Tour Coast Guard facility in Duluth
5:30 pm - Dinner at Grandma’s Restaurant in Canal Park. Take Lake Walk Tour
7-9 pm U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

Tuesday, July 25 (Duluth, MN)
8:30 am - Overview of Shipping on the Great Lakes (Duluth Port Authority Boardroom)
• Efficiency of Shipping on the Great Lakes
• Changes in shipping on the Great Lakes
• Port Security issues –1000’ long ship can fill 2000-80,000 semi truck!
11:30-2 pm - Harbor Tour & Lunch aboard Vista Queen from Barker’s Island (Superior, WI) narrated by Davis Helberg, retired director of Port Authority
3-4:30 pm S.S. William A. Irvin FreighterTour (narrated by Dennis Medjo, mgr)
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner at Little Angie’s Cantina in Canal Park
7-9 pm – Your Choice: Train museum at Depot in Duluth; Great Lakes Aquarium, IMAX theatre

Wed., July 26 (Duluth & Two Harbors, MN)
8:00 am – Drive to Two Harbors, MN
9:00 am – Overview of taconite shipping on Great Lakes (ore dock observation deck). (Taconite #1 commodity
shipped on Great Lakes) by Kevin Ehrenreich, Manager, Dock Operations Mgr, Canadian National and
Katie Ferguson with Great Lakes Fleet Inc.
10:30 am – Tour aboard Edna G. tugboat
Noon – Box Lunches from Savories Restaurant
2-5 pm – Tour of Split Rock lighthouse along north shore
6:30 pm Dinner/Evening on your own!

Thursday, July 27 (Superior, WI & Duluth, MN)
9-11:30 am - Midwest Energy Coal transition point (Superior, WI) with Marshall Elder, Manager, Terminal Operations, Midwest Energy Resources Co. (Coal is 2nd largest commodity shipped on Great Lakes; this is a phenomenal transition point bringing low sulfur coal, grain, taconite, limestone from western states to eastern states)
Noon - Lunch at Anchor Restaurant (sailors’ bar) in Superior, WI
2-4 p.m. - Tour Burlington Northern Santa Fe No. 5 Taconite Facility (BNSF Ore Docks in Superior, WI with
Trent Kale, Terminal Manager
4:30 – 6:00 pm – Balancing the Social, Economic and Environmental Aspects of Shipping on the Great Lakes
• Ballast Water Management & Invasive Species (Doug Jensen/Dale Bergeron, Jim Clark (coastal engineering specialist; ports and harbors land use impacts; gentrification of deep-water harbors) MN/WI Seagrant.
• EPA Pollution Control Lab or Mary Balcer, UW-Superior will discuss threats to shipping; toxic sediments in harbors, dry cargo, Great Ships Initiative studying ship-based strategies for treating ballast
7-9 pm - Banquet at Radisson Hotel

Friday, July 28 (Duluth, MN to Houghton, MI)
9-11:30 am – Tour Lake Superior Warehousing Company, Inc. & Murphy Oil USA Terminal (Duluth Harbor)
11:30 am – Group discussion: What are the “big ideas” regarding Great Lakes Maritime Transportation that your students should know about?
Noon (CST) - Course ends. Depart for Houghton (lunch at Subway in Ashland or box lunch from Savories)
5 pm (EST) - Arrive Houghton, MI

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