LOADING AND UNLOADING OF BULK MATERIALS ON THE GREAT LAKES

Recent construction of several new rail-water terminals, as well as the start of construction of two new self-unloaders, assures the continuation of advancing technology in Great Lakes bulk trade. Noteworthy among the new terminal developments are ore loading terminals at upper lakes ports and coal loading terminals at lower lakes ports. This paper presents a review of some of the new terminals as well as a few historical notes and some comments on future possibilities. Presented first is a historical review of tonnages and port locations; then a description of older ore and coal handling facilities together with a description of some of the latest terminals; and finally, some projections for the future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Great Lakes Section of the SNAME, Jan 1970
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Whikehart, R E
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM