Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping Boatnerd Quiz
By David Swain
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1. The last Great Lakes vessel constructed with telescoping hatch covers was: 
  Kinsman Enterprise
  J.L. Mauthe
  James Norris
  Sarah Spencer (Adam E. Cornelius)


2. Which of the following is not a AAA laker:

  Arthur M. Anderson
  Kaye E. Barker
  Charles M. Beeghly
  Reserve


3. The first laker to have radar was:

  L.E. Block
  E.M. Ford
  Wilfred Sykes
  Willowglen


4. Which of the following is the most powerful (19,500 hp) on the Great Lakes?

  Roger Blough
  Edwin H. Gott
  Mackinaw
  Joyce L. VanEnkevort


5. Cliffs Victory set an (unofficial) record for the fastest transit time from the Soo to Duluth on May, 24 1953. How long did it take her?

  16 hours, 20 min.
  17 hours, 50 min.
  18 hours, 33 min.
  19 hours, 15 min.

6. The last steam-powered laker built was the:

  Algosound
  Canadian Leader
  Canadian Voyager
  Halifax


7. Which of the following is not a Maritimer?

  Calcite II
  Cuyahoga
  Richard Reiss
  George A. Sloan


8. The Saginaw, Joseph H. Frantz, and George A. Sloan share the following:

  All are American-flagged vessels
  All were built in the 1930's
  All have a steam whistle
  All were originally built as straight deckers


9. Which port does not have a grain elevator?

  Burns Harbor
  Milwaukee
  Port Stanley
  Sturgeon Bay


10. Which one of the following does not currently haul cement for Seaway Marine Transport?

  Algocape
  Canadian Ranger
  Montrealais
  Quebecois


11. The first commercial vessel to transit the Soo at night (and the year)?

  Samuel Mitchell (1892)
  E. M. Ford (1905)
  J.B. Ford (1907)
  Glenn Ford (1917)


12. You won't find a cement boat unloading in which of the following Lake Michigan ports:

  St. Joseph
  Grand Haven/Ferrysburg
  Ludington
  Muskegon


13. The tug/barge tanker Great Lakes/Michigan typically calls on all except one of the following:

  Cheboygan
  Houghton/Hancock
  Traverse City
  Not used


14. Which of the following fleets often backhauls St. Lawrence ore to Dofasco in Hamilton?

  Upper Lakes
  Paterson
  P & H
  Canada Steamship Lines


15. The last traditional straight decker with fore and aft cabins launched at Collingwood was:

  Algocen
  Lemoyne (Canadian Miner)
  Edward L. Ryerson
  Vandoc


16. The last laker (staight decker or self unloader) built with the traditional fore and aft cabins:

  Agawa Canyon
  Algoriver
  Algosoo
  Algoway


17. The last laker launched at Collingwood was:

  Atlantic Erie
  Atlantic Huron
  Capt. Henry Jackman
  Paterson


18. On average, a medium speed vessel hauling ore from Port Cartier to Detroit would take how long in transit?

  102 hours
  122 hours
  138 hours
  148 hours


19. Which of the following is not a steamship?

  Algocen
  Badger
  Seaway Queen
  Wilfred Sykes


20. The oldest of the following operating lakers is:

  Calcite II
  Joseph H. Frantz
  Richard Reiss
  Southdown Challenger


21. Which American fleet has the most vessels (excluding barges)?

  American Steamship
  Interlake Steamship (incl. Lakes Shipping)
  Oglebay Norton
  USS Great Lakes Fleet


22. Extra Credit: Highway 16 used to be the marine link in transporting automobiles along the transcontinental highway between which of the following 2 states?

  Minnesota-Michigan
  Wisconsin-Indiana
  Wisconsin-Michigan
  Anxiety-Nirvana

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