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Will Van Dorp’s informed blog about tugs, often includes other ships of the Great Lakes. In this post, we see a well-worn workhorse whose lines are still beautiful after all these years.
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At this point in my life, I have a solid list of projects yet to undertake. One of those is scratch-building a ship or boat model. Nothing screams “build me” more than this classic laker style. Enjoy a lot of photos here, curvaceous details to render in a model.
If you’re wondering how to pronounce Michipicoten, it’s five syllables with emphasis on PI.
That spar mounted on the bow of “house-forward” lakers is called a steering pole, a guide for the helmsman.
Note the crewman watching the camera from the port light above the “M”?
Note the many large windows on the lee side…
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