Built in 2004 as Lake Ontario the ship was soon renamed Federal Manitou when it entered a charter agreement with Fednav. In 2011 it reverted to its original name, and still calls on Great Lakes and Seaway ports.
Bright sun partially makes up for brisk winds and unseasonably cold temperatures as Lake Ontario stains at her anchor chain. The ferry is bound for the Woodside terminal, which is visible behind number one crane.
The ship is built to a convenient size for the St.Lawrence Seaway and measures 18,825 gt and 27,783 dwt. It is fitted with three 30 tonne cranes. A sister ship named Lake St.Clair was built in 2005, but has carried the same name ever since.