Friday, May 26, 2017

The Philip R. Clarke Passes Belle Isle

The Federal Ems was followed pretty closely by the ship that got me to go to Belle Isle in the first place.
 The Philip Clarke was coming down from Stoneport with a load of stone.  I believe it was for Zug Island.
 This is a journey that occurs frequently as they use a fair amount of stone.  I believe limestone is used to bring the impurities out of steel during the steel making process.
 The natural resources around the Great Lakes make it a suitable place to locate steel mills.  Shipping cargo is far more efficient than transporting it by rail or truck.  This makes the Great Lakes important to the national health.
 Plus it allows me to get pictures such as this one.
The beam shot.
And she continues on her short journey to the steel mill.

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