Fun Fact: Scows were very helpful and lots of people used them on the Great Lakes. There was an old saying that “if you can build a barn, you can build a scow.” This meant that you didn’t need special skills to build a scow because they were a rectangular shape, like a barn or a house, instead of a curved shape like other wooden ships.
Here is the scow Dan Hayes
under sail. To learn more about this and other scows, click on the links below.
The Dan Hayes
Photo courtesy of the Manistee County Museum