Visual Journeys of Eric Seals


Video - Life aboard a Great Lakes freighter

The Paul R. Tregurtha at 1,013 feet long is the largest freighter that sails the Great Lakes.
She travels 1,580 miles between Metro Detroit and Superior, Wisconsin on Lake Huron and Lake Superior delivering 68,000 tons of coal to two power plants.
The crew of 23 makes this trip 40 times a year.
Along the way they encounter all kinds of weather but they also get to take in the beauty of our Great Lakes.
I spent 6 1/2 days on the Tregurtha telling the stories of the ship and crew. This is part of their story.
Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

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