Ships in Port – Thunder Bay / Lake Superior
THUNDER BAY – Have you ever looked out over Lake Superior and wondered where the ships are from? Today, with AIS tracking technology, you can have your answer. If you click on the ship icon, you can find out where the ship is from, what kind of ship it is, and where it is going.
The Port of Thunder Bay is located at the head of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System, a dynamic navigable waterway that stretches 3700 kilometres into the heart of the North American continent. A one-way voyage through the Seaway to Thunder Bay takes about five days with ships 228.6 metres in length, 23.8 metres in width with a draft of 8.2 metres being elevated some 180 metres through 16 of the most efficient locks in the world.
Both the Port of Thunder Bay and the Seaway System operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the end of March through to late-December. However, in recent years, the season has been extended as weather permits.