Ships of the Great Lakes
Documentary Film


Join producer & director Len Brown for unprecedented access aboard a 1,000-foot Great Lakes freighter.  Meet the crew of the Motor Vessel Oglebay Norton (now named the American Integrity) on our journey to deliver coal to Silver Bay, Minnesota and taconite iron ore to Indiana Harbor, Indiana. The history of Great Lakes shipping comes alive as we sail past various landmarks. Explore the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald when we dive 530 feet below the waters of Lake Superior. Experience the marvel of engineering when we ride through the Soo Locks. Learn how the crew of this massive freighter navigates through gale force winds when the “Witch of the Lakes” comes calling.

Beacon Productions