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Find Your Route: Schooner Pathfinder

Activity Instructions

Select a pen color below, then use your cursor to draw the route you would take between ports to load and unload your cargo. Use the information provided to help guide you while you draw. Make sure that your route is the fastest and most direct way to travel between ports on the water. If your route takes you out of one lake and into another, be careful when drawing the line to stay in the water and don't run aground. When you are ready to check your route, click the "Check My Route" button to see how you did. If you would like to start over, click the "Start Over" button.

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The year is 1884.

  • You start in Cleveland, Ohio, loading coal.
  • Then, you sail to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and unload the coal.
  • In Milwaukee, your hold is filled with corn.
  • Next, you sail to Buffalo, New York to offload the corn.

Map courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Aerial shipwreck image courtesy of Suzze Johnson.

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