Ports and Shipping

The lake has been a shipping highway for maritime vessels for centuries. Ships headed eastwards use the Welland Canal and a series of eight locks descending 326 feet to Lake Ontario. The ship traffic in Lake Erie is among the highest in the Great Lakes.

Lake Erie ports: Monroe, Toledo, Kellys Island, Sandusky, Huron, Lorain, Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Ashtabula, Conneaut, Erie.

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