If you’ve taken in the view of the harbour at Hillcrest Park in Thunder Bay over the last several weeks, you will have noticed many ships anchored waiting to load cargo. Likewise, if you’ve been boating on Superior you may have passed a ship, wondered what ship it was and where it was going. Like the bulk cargoes these ships most often contain, the economic impact of all this Great Lakes shipping is massive, and viewing these ships makes people want to know more about them.
Through the Infosuperior website, you can now now view a wide range of information about every ship currently on Superior. Our ship identifier provides a map of Lake Superior showing all commercial ships, including their current position and heading, in real time.
Hover your mouse over a ship and the ship’s name, speed, heading and destination will show up. Click on the ship and you’ll see a photo of the ship and further details. Click the map to zoom in to a specific location – like Thunder Bay harbour, Duluth Harbour or the Sault locks Lake Superior exit – and you will see all of the ships at that location.