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Video game puts you in driver’s seat of a Great Lakes freighter

Players can drive lake freighters the full 750 miles from Duluth to Port Huron in the upcoming Great Lakes Simulator game

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The new Great Lakes Simulator game allows players to simulate sailing a freighter through the Great Lakes. Contributed / Jason Dial

A new game set to release this December will put players into the driver’s seat of a Great Lakes freighter and simulate the journey from Duluth to Port Huron, Michigan, according to a news release from video game service Steam. Players will be able to sail the full length of both Lake Huron and Lake Superior at 1-to-1 scale.

The game was created by Jason Dial and Digital Light, the creators of Suez Canal Simlulator and Panama Canal on Steam, the online video game platform.

With the at-scale speeds, this journey will take players a few days to complete, though there is an option to compress time.

The journey will take players past some of the Great Lakes’ noteworthy locations including well-known lighthouses. The game has simple controls to ensure a short learning curve.

The game is set to release on Steam on Dec. 15.

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