The Great Lakes from aboard a 740-foot ship
Writer Porter Fox recently caught his first glimpse of Lake Superior from the deck of a 740-foot-long freighter loaded with iron ore.
He managed to hitch a ride on one of the freighters that haul goods throughout the Great Lakes, along the roughly 2,000-mile-long Saint Lawrence Seaway.
He took the trip for a book he’s working on about the swath of land and water around the border between Canada and the United States. MPR’s Cathy Wurzer spoke with Fox, who spent time on the ship Algoma Equinox.
Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.