We went for a boat tour in the Thousand Island area a couple of weeks ago and it was a great day for boats. Looking behind us just minutes into the ride, we saw a freighter coming up.
You wouldn't think a big freighter would be going faster than a small tour boat but it quickly caught up to us and began to pass us. Wonder where it's from?
Blue and yellow. Is that Swedish? A closer look with a zoom picture revealed it was from Quebec.
That's not very exotic.
The ship came close enough to us that we bumped up and down over the wake.
Soon we were approaching some of the islands that explain the name of the region. There are lots and lots of them, as well as almost-islands just below the surface. The tour recording explained that an island has to be three feet above the water at its highest point and have at least two trees. Two trees?
The freighter as it was starting to go through a narrow passage between two islands. Lots of skill needed to navigate that huge ship along the seaway.