The End of an Era: The Last of the Great Lake Steamboats

The End of an Era The Last of the Great Lake Steamboats Since the mid s when coal fired reciprocating engined steamboats were first heralded as a swift and reliable method of freight transportation these majestic vessels have criss crossed the Great

  • Title: The End of an Era: The Last of the Great Lake Steamboats
  • Author: David Plowden
  • ISBN: 9780393033489
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since the mid 1850s when coal fired, reciprocating engined steamboats were first heralded as a swift and reliable method of freight transportation, these majestic vessels have criss crossed the Great Lakes transporting everything from coal to iron ore and cement Until the advent of the diesel locomotive engine, the speed and efficiency of the lake freighters was unchallenSince the mid 1850s when coal fired, reciprocating engined steamboats were first heralded as a swift and reliable method of freight transportation, these majestic vessels have criss crossed the Great Lakes transporting everything from coal to iron ore and cement Until the advent of the diesel locomotive engine, the speed and efficiency of the lake freighters was unchallenged Today, however, the massive fleet has been reduced to a handful, and soon may be extinct.

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    1. Since the dawn of steam-propelled ships in the 1850s, Great Lakes shipping helped build this country's infrastructure, transporting the raw materials that built cars, bridges, railroads, and the highways. The massive fleets of ships on the Great Lakes have been dwindling since the 1950s, until only a handful of ships remain. The speed and efficiency of Great Lakes shipping was unchallenged until the marine diesel engines began supplanting steam boilers and geared turbines as the preferred means [...]

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