One of the many fascinating aspects of Lake Superior is the large vessels that ply the lake with cargoes heading to foreign ports around the world. These 20-60,000 ton ships are difficult to maneuver, require a long distance to stop and produce a wake large enough to capsize smaller craft that venture too close. Keep your distance from large commercial vessels. Remember, you can maneuver more easily and quickly than they can.
Large commercial vessels travel the great lakes, including to ports like Duluth, Minnesota.