Not that surprising other countries aren't represented - crossing the pond would take about 5-6 weeks and that would be dead time for a vessel - unlikely to be able to fill paying berths for that. Then navigating up to the Great Lakes - round trip of both ways around another week. That takes out three months at prime earning time in summer.<quoted text>
Sadly I can't locate the roster of ships that have come in in past years. I was surprised myself to see that the majority are US. I expected other countries to be represented.
I recall you were an HS history teacher. And I see that from a teacher's perspective you also has frustrations with the stagnant curriculum. What was the rationale for this, do you know?
No, you miss my point on the history. When I was at school as a pupil it was somewhat stagnant. Now it is very much up-to-date - certainly in the UK, there is much taught about the twentieth century, particularly the totalitarian regimes.