Miscellaneous Reports Volume 10

Miscellaneous Reports Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...all of it passes over these inland seas, on its way to New York for shipment to Europe. The result is that, on the western shores of these lakes, there are four great ehipping ports on which railways terminate, and at these points great terminal elevators have been built for transhipping or storing grain received. These points are Chicago on Lake Michigan, Duluth and Fort William on Lake Superior, and Toledo on Lake Erie. The grain received at these places is transferred into a fleet of large lake vessels, which convey it to Buffalo at the lower end of Lake Erie, where it is again discharged into elevators, and reloaded from them into canal boats, which pass down the Erie Canal to Albany on the Hudson, thence down that river to New York, where it is by means of floating elevators loaded into ships for Europe. It will thus be seen that, including the handling it receives at the country stations, it is all handled four times by elevators before being loaded into vessels. Nearly all the wheat grown in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin arrives in Chicago. The Ohio and Michigan crop goes to Toledo. The grain grown in Dakota and Minnesota centres in two points--Minneapolis and Duluth. The Manitoba grain goes to Fort William, and the greater portion of it is afterwards sent by way of Buffalo to New York for European shipment. The cities mentioned, therefore, furnish the greater portion of the chief terminal elevators in use in the States and Canada. These great elevators are all constructed on much the same principle. They are generally high structures built entirely of wood and corrugated iron facing on the outside. One of from 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 bushels capacity will be about 160 feet in height, and the storage bins...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756053
  • 9781236756053