Say you had a giant Lake Freighter cruising in Lake Erie and you were heading for the Atlantic Ocean. You have to go from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario then up the St. Lawrence to the Atlantic. You might know that between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario sits Niagara Falls, on the Niagara River. Obviously your boat isn’t going near those things!
So how do the boats do it? They take the 27 mile Welland Canal and pass through several locks to navigate the drop of about 330 feet between the two lakes.
Ever wonder what that looks like? Check out the time-lapsed view from the bridge as you sail from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario: