The Great Lakes have a long history of boating - for fishing, moving people and cargo, sightseeing, scientific research and more. Test your knowledge of some of the boats that have sailed the Great Lakes throughout history - and today!
The Great Lakes have a long history of boating. Native Americans have lived in the region and used boats on the Great Lakes for thousands of years. Goods and people have arrived to the region by boat for several centuries, and a large shipping industry continues to thrive in the Great Lakes. If you visit a Great Lake, you may see goods being shipped in and out of the region on freighters, recreational boaters out sightseeing or fishing, or paddlers enjoying a sunny day.