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Project Liberty Ship

Some of the oldest and largest ships in the world have sailed in the Great Lakes. From the early wooden schooners of the 1800's, to the massive ore carriers of today, this guide covers the many facets of shipping in the Midwest. Here you will find information from radio frequencies & phone numbers to many photographs and specifications.

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Ore Docks in Two Harbors Minnesota

Photographer:  Keith W. Churill                                                 Photographer: Jeff W. Churill

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With keeping Midwest Connection free to the public, we would like to offer you the opportunity to share your maritime adventures with other Great Lakes enthusiasts. Submit your own photographs and stories of ships on the Great Lakes. We are always looking for photographs to publish with recognition given to every author and photographer.

Email jpeg images with related information to:  webmaster@midwestconnection.com


We offer (3) ways to easily navigate this part of our web site: 

  1. Index - An alphabetical listing of Ships that travel throughout the Midwest. Just click on the name, in the listing, to view information and photo's on a particular vessel.

  2. Page Indexing - Use the arrows ( Next Vessel ) in the upper right corner of the page to index through each fleet. When you reach the end of a fleet, a drop down window will appear allowing you to choose another fleet.

  3. Search - Type in what your looking for and let the system work for you.

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When browsing the site, watch for photo gallery links as shown below:


Also be sure to visit our Scuba Diving section for more information on the many shipwrecks.


Every effort has been given to ensure the accuracy of this information based on our resources. We apologize for any possible errors and ask that you please Email us if any are found so they can be investigated and corrected.

Thank You!                  Email: webmaster@midwestconnection.com



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  • Know Your Ships - 31st Edition, 1990 - 38th Edition, 1997 - 40th Edition, 1999 Marine Publishing Co. Inc., P.O. Box 68, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

  • The Lakers: Volume II - Eric Hirsimaki, 1988, Mileposts Publishing Co., 3963 Dryden Drive, N. Olmsted, OH 44070

  • Essayons - printed by the United States Government for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District - 1995 Library of Congress catalog card number: 95-070154

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