Hi, Dennis-- I've been enjoying your site for the past two years, cross referencing it with the Boat Locations AIS site.It seems to me that the lakers are traveling at slightly higher speeds this year than previously... 13-14 knots are frequently reported. Just my imagination and sloppy data collection?I'd appreciate any comment you might have on this.Lee Downie-- Henrico, NC
The boats are carrying lighter loads lately because of the low water level in Lake Superior. This may allow them a higher speed.That's just a guess. I have submitted your question to the Port Authority for their take on boat speeds.