Iron Ore Transport on the Great Lakes

Iron Ore Transport on the Great Lakes Author : W. Bruce Bowlus
Release : 2010-07-01
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN : 9780786433261
File Size : 76.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 848
Read : 620

The availability of inexpensive steel, so crucial to the United States' emergence as a leading industrial power in the late nineteenth century, relied upon the rise of an ore transport system on the Great Lakes that would feed American industry as a whole and come to alter the face of the region. This detailed history recounts innovations in shipping, the improvement of channels and harbors, the creation of locks, technical advances in loading and unloading equipment, and the ability to attract capital and government support to fund the various projects. When government support was lacking, reinterpretations of the Constitution were introduced to justify federal involvement. These changes, which often functioned symbiotically, represent one of the key untold stories in the spectacular rise of American industry.

Iron Ore Transport on the Great Lakes

Iron Ore Transport on the Great Lakes Author : W. Bruce Bowlus
Release : 2014-01-10
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN : 0786486554
File Size : 44.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 539
Read : 1127

The availability of inexpensive steel, so crucial to the United States’ emergence as a leading industrial power in the late nineteenth century, relied upon the rise of an ore transport system on the Great Lakes that would feed American industry as a whole and come to alter the face of the region. This detailed history recounts innovations in shipping, the improvement of channels and harbors, the creation of locks, technical advances in loading and unloading equipment, and the ability to attract capital and government support to fund the various projects. When government support was lacking, reinterpretations of the Constitution were introduced to justify federal involvement. These changes, which often functioned symbiotically, represent one of the key untold stories in the spectacular rise of American industry.

Great Lakes Ore Docks and Ore Cars

Great Lakes Ore Docks and Ore Cars Author : Patrick Dorin
Release : 2007-09-27
Publisher : Iconografix
ISBN :
File Size : 89.62 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 775
Read : 541

The Iron Mining Industry was quite extensive throughout the area known as the Lake Superior Iron Ore District. All of the iron ore was transported by rail to a wide number of lake ports on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This book lists all of the ore docks constructed on The Great Lakes. Includes photos of the ore docks and ore cars, ore car schematics and pertinent data.

Traffic World

Traffic World Author :
Release : 1977
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 54.43 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 839
Read : 1292