New Podcast to Highlight Shipping Along St. Lawrence Seaway

PHOTO COURTESY OF DOWNBOUND DISCUSSIONS A new regionally-based podcast focused on shipping along the St. Lawrence Seaway launches October 3, 2022, featuring a host of unique individuals, stories and perspectives surrounding the waterway and shipping. “The idea is to bring ship enthusiasts another step closer to the mesmerizing vessels so often seen along the St. […]

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East-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda

An east-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda and Horta was a voyage of contrasts for Vivian Vuong We tacked for the first and only time on our 13-day crossing. The view off Ultima’s bow revealed the alluring sight of not only an approaching landfall but elevation too. Pico, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, […]

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Three Iconic Boating Cities

For entertainment, check out the Chicago Riverwalk. It has three downtown docks, including this one at City Winery, a restaurant and live-music venue. Cate Brown Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Chicago This city of 2.7 million doesn’t become an […]

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First Great Lake-Built Freighter in Nearly 40 Years

PHOTO COURTESY OF INTERNATIONAL STEAMSHIP COMPANY The International Steamship Company’s Mark W. Barker christened on Cleveland’s waterfront in August 2022 is the first Great Lakes freighter built on freshwater lakes in almost 40 years. Constructed at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the freighter is built of iron ore mined in Minnesota and forged […]

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