A look back on the boats, ferries, ports and docks on the Great Lakes, following the transportation of iron ore, grain, coal and passengers through photographs, postcards, video and film.
These images span the period from the late 1800s to the present and cover Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan and Erie, and the ports of Duluth, Superior, Ashland, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Taconite Harbor, Port Arthur and Marquette, and lower lake ports of Escanaba, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Chicago, Gary, Burns Harbor, Frankfort, Port Huron, Detroit, Toledo, Lorain, Cleveland, Ashtabula, Conneaut and Erie. The Soo Locks are also visited.
The video contains 327 images, some video & film, narration, table of contents and has a running time of 51 minutes. The video is on DVD and the photographs are on a self-starting CD-R that is like looking through a book (PC or Mac).
Prairie Works, 51 min., color and Black-and-White.