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Laker is a Canadian term for a long, shallow draft ship designed to transport cargo within the inland water system of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Synonyms include lake boat, lake carrier and lake freighter.

  • The lakers carry their freight up and down the Seaway between Montréal and Thunder Bay.