(By Greg Rourke) – We like things big here at BangShift, and they don’t get much bigger than the 1000 foot boats hauling ore from the Upper Great Lakes to the steel mills on the Lower Great Lakes. Remember, vessels that stay on the Greal Lakes are “boats”, not “ships.”
Okay, the boats haul ore from one place to another, that’s pretty basic. But how does the ore get into the boats? If you guessed wheelbarrows and shovels, that’s incorrect. We’re going to educate you on the ore dock. In this vid, the Marquette Michigan ore dock.
I’ve seen this operation in person, it’s quite a sight. The folks who made this video seem to have made good use of a drone, giving us views not many outside of railroad or boat crews ever got to see. Take a look, and take notes as there might be a test later.