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Find Your Route: Bulk Carrier Sevona

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 1898.

  • You start in Superior, Wisconsin loading iron ore.
  • Then, you steam to Lorain, Ohio to unload the ore.
  • Then, you steam light to Marquette, Michigan but there is a storm on Lake Superior so, you have to stop at the locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to take shelter before continuing on to Marquette.

Map courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Ship image courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Bulk Carrier Sevona (1898)
Click here to learn more about the bulk carrier Sevona.