Lakeboat is an American drama movie that was released in 2000. The film is based on a play written by playwright David Mamet. The movie takes place on the Great Lakes in the United States. In the film graduate student Dale decides to spend a summer working aboard a freight ship on the Great Lakes. Dale quickly learns that his imagination of a life on the seas is vastly different than the real rough and tumble world of sailors aboard a freight ship. Though disappointed by the reality of life out on the water, Dale learns some life lessons through his shipmates as he toils aboard the Seaway Queen.