I knew almost nothing about the workings of the ore boats I had seen for years on Lake Superior before I took this tour. Our tour guide, Devan, made it fun and interesting. You see everything from how the crews and officers lived, to the engine room and bridge, to the surprisingly luxurious accomodations for guests. There are steep stairs and lots of walking. If you are scared of heights, be advised that the climb to the bridge and map room might be a bit unnerving. My husband uses a cane to walk, but he was able to complete the tour. We always let others go ahead of us on the stairs, and Devan was careful to wait for us before he started talking at each stop.