Lakes Shipping Resources for Educators
a Ship Program
Provides information for how school classes can register to participate
in the Adopt-A-Ship program.
Shows maps of trade routes on the Great Lakes for iron pellets,
eastern coal, western coal, and limestone.
for Great Lakes Maritime History
Contains searchable database of nearly 400 Great Lakes maritime
history museum links (largest of its kind!), plus events, newsletters,
Seaway Port Authority
Posts list of ships that have visited the Port of Duluth, by year,
as well as photos of the ship-loading machinery.
Canal Park lift bridge webcam.
A. Morgan Technology & Transportation Futures Program
Provides information on careers in the transportation industry.
Lakes Maritime Transportation Research Institute
Investigates solutions to critical issues that will contribute
to a more productive and environmentally-friendly maritime transportation
on the Great Lakes. Educational opportunities are particularly
important to excite and inspire the youth of today to help advance
marine transportation systems to achieve greater levels of efficiency,
safety, security and environmental responsibility.
Lakes Cruising Coalition (GLCC)
Supports passenger ship cruising on the Great Lakes and focuses
on the quality of port facilities, memorable shore excursions,
and a healthy marine environment.
Lakes and Seaway Shipping
Contains photo gallery and live webcams at various ports, plus
a ton of resources.
Lakes - St Lawrence Seaway System
Lots of multi-media resources to learn about and teach about the
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system.
Lakes Maritime Academy
Trains men and women to serve as business professionals and Merchant
Marine officers aboard Great Lakes and ocean ships.
Lakes Commission “Economy and Transportation”
Describes the Great Lakes/Seaway effort to get cargo back on the
water to relieve congestion, reduce air pollution, save fuel,
and increase public safety.
Lake Carriers Association (LCA)
Provides lots of information on Great Lakes ships, cargo movement,
employment aboard ships for both U.S. and Canada. Many publications
• Position Papers: One-page statements online on issues
affecting U.S.-flag shipping on the Great Lakes.
• Brochure - U.S.-Flag Shipping on the Great Lakes: Overview
of U.S.-flag shipping on the Great Lakes, cargos carried by U.S.-flag
lakers, types of vessels flying American flag on the Great Lakes,
and role the Jones Act plays in fostering this diverse and efficient
• Brochure - Great Lakes Shipping and Michigan: Partners
in Commerce: Michigan boasts more deep draft ports than the other
seven Great Lakes states combined. The brochure reviews cargo
movement to and from Michigan's commercial ports and the thousands
of jobs dependent on waterborne commerce.
• Brochure - Great Lakes Shipping: The Vital Link For Ohio
Industry: As the nation’s second-largest steel-producing
state, Ohio is a frequent destination for lakers.
• Map of U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes Ports: A comprehensive
map of all major cargo ports on the Great Lakes, along with a
table which lists cargos moving in and out of each port.
• The Jones Act: Explains principles of the Jones Act and
illustrates the benefits that accrue from cabotage laws.
• Great Lakes Poster: 22” x 28” four-color poster
includes a large map showing the major ports as well as statistics
about Great Lakes shipping.
Superior Maritime Museum
Special shipping-related events, programs, resources, webcams,
and more in Duluth, MN.
Superior Warehousing Company
Provides storage and loading for this intermodal port where four
railroads (BN, CN, CP and the UP), an interstate highway system,
and a score of motor carriers make the Port of Duluth a transportation
center in the heart of North America.
of the Western Great Lakes
Describes technology associated with illumination and fog signals
in the past, past lighthouse keepers, and great photos of lighthouses.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
For Kids K-12” has information on Adopt-A-Ship program
Maritime signal flags
A Career Afloat contains information on maritime jobs
Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental
Education at Michigan Technological University (www.wupcenter.mtu.edu
with funding from the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
(www.glmri.org) and assistance from the Duluth Seaway Port Authority
and Minnesota Sea Grant in order to advance K-12 education about
shipping on the Great Lakes.