I am fortunate to live in a small port city. Once a major hub on the Great Lakes, commercial activity has dwindled over the years and while still an open port, it sees significantly less marine activity than it did in its glory days. Despite the somewhat limited shipspotting opportunities, I remain fascinated by the beauty of the freighters and other ships that dock here from time to time. Their scale, rustic lines and often worn and battered textures make for great photographic fodder. I am drawn to them.