Travel may not be an option for people right now with the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are many ways to still take in the sights – including through photos of hard-to-find views of the massive freighters that cross the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership is a nonprofit initiative that is a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian maritime organizations to educate the public about commercial shipping in the Great Lakes Seaway region.
At the end of March, the partnership announced the winners of its second annual photo contest, as well as the start of its third contest.
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To celebrate the Great Lakes navigation season, people are invited to submit photos of Great Lakes freighters, tugboats and barges for the duration of the navigation season. The 2020 contest submission period began April 1 and will close with the 2002 navigation season. Photos can be submitted online at the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership website.
Take a look at the 2019 winners below. Out of the 270 entries submitted, the following five received first, second and third place.
Paul LaMarre III received first place with three of his photos. Seth Honemann received second place. Alison Gimpel received third place.