Ship watching on the Great Lakes is fascinating! It's hard to fathom how big a 1000-foot-long ship is until you see one navigating on the Great Lakes or passing under a lift bridge. Immediate questions come to mind: Where is it from? What is it carrying? How fast does it go? With this beginner's guide, you'll discover helpful tips on where to go to view ships and what to look for, as well as a longtime mariner's take on life aboard ship. Plus, read information about the U.S. Coast Guard, tall ships, which ships have succumbed to storms and more!