Friday, November 11, 2005

Superior It's Said, Never Gives Up Its Whales

Today is the 30th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Those of us who live near the Great Lakes know that they are easily whipped up by storms and can provide treacherous sailing. I have a small sailboat (the one in the picture) on Lake Michigan and, on occasion, I see large ore boats coming and going. They are an impressive sight among the more pedestrian sailboats, fishing boats, and cruisers. Personally, as interesting as a lake passage might be on one of these boats, I have no interest in being somewhere between Milwaukee and Ludington when a storm hits.

You can find out everything you ever wanted to know about Great Lakes shipping here. One cool feature on that site is real time ship location reporting.

One thing I have never seen in Lake Michigan is a whale. I'll keep looking. Perhaps these folks can help.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good looking boat, but where is the crew???
Dad