How big is that boat?
Where is it from?
Who owns it?

Find out in Know Your Ships!

More Than Just a Boatwatching Guide

Know Your Ships is meant not only for those with a casual interest in the parade of nautical commerce that passes our shores, but also for more serious-minded individuals who have a passion for the ships that ply the inland seas.

About Our Book

Some refer to the annual Know Your Ships as the "Boatwatchers' Bible." Others have called it a yearbook for Great Lakes and Seaway shipping. We call it a field guide to all that floats on the inland seas. In addition to including everything ship fans need to know about the freighters, tankers, tugs, salties, passenger ships and other vessels sailing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, Know Your Ships includes...

But That's Not All!

We continue to turn to the past with and Historic Gallery featuring more images from our archives showing lakers - and even a selection of stack markings - from bygone years. Know Your Ships has covered the waterfront for more than five decades, so we have lots of images from which to choose. We've enjoyed putting this issue together and hope you enjoy using it to find out more about the ships that sail the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. Smooth sailing!

~ The Know Your Ships crew