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Transportation on the Great Lakes of North America

by George Gerard Tunell

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Published by s.n.] in [Chicago? .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby George Gerard Tunell
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 40149, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 40149
ContributionsUnited States. Treasury Dept. Bureau of Statistics
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination2 microfiche (69 fr.)
Number of Pages69
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24505848M
ISBN 100665401493

The Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario – are an important part of the physical and cultural heritage of North America. Spanning more than 1, km ( miles) from west to east, these vast inland freshwater seas have provided water for consumption, transportation power, recreation, and a host of other uses (Plate 1). By the s, steamboats plied the Great Lakes and the rivers of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys. Along with the development of canals, their use greatly reduced shipping costs to and from the interior and helped open vast areas of North America to settlement. During that same time, steamships were introduced onto European sea routes.

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Transportation on the Great Lakes of North America by George Gerard Tunell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Great Lakes, chain of deep freshwater lakes in east-central North America comprising Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and are one of the great natural features of the continent and of the Earth.

Although Lake Baikal in Russia has a larger volume of water, the combined area of the Great Lakes—s square miles (, square kilometres)—represents the largest. Get this from a library.

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Transportation on the Great Lakes of North America. Author. Tunell, George Gerard,United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Copy and paste one of these options to share this book elsewhere. Link to this page view Link to the book. Additional Physical Format: Online version: United States.

Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. Transportation on the Great Lakes. Washington, U.S. Govt. print. The Great Lakes (French: les Grands Lacs), or the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes in the upper mid-east part of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence comprise Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario.

The shorelines of the Great Lakes stretch a little o miles (16, km), touching eight states in the U.S. and Ontario in Canada, and make an excellent site for the transportation of goods. It was the primary route used by early explorers of North America and was a major reason for the great industrial growth of the Midwest throughout Author: Colin Stief.

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(George Gerard); United States. Dept. of the Treasury. unknown library Language English Volume 4. Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Thesis. The Great Lakes region of North America is a bi-national Canadian–American region that includes portions of the eight U.S.

states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as well as the Canadian province of Ontario. Quebec is at times included as part of the region because, although it is not in a Great Lake watershed, it is in the St. Lawrence. Transportation on the Great Lakes.

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Transportation on the Great Lakes of North America [microform] Item Preview Transportation on the Great Lakes of North America [microform] by Tunell, George Gerard; United States. Treasury Dept. Bureau of Statistics. Publication date Topics Shipping, Transports maritimes.

Transportation The Great Lakes and surrounding area is a natural resource of great importance in North America. The region also serves as the focal point of the industrial and agricultural base of the Midwest's heartland by providing a strong marine transportation system.

Containing almost a fifth of the world's fresh water, the Great Lakes system of Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario in North America are vast inland expanses, and subject to the same hazards for shipping more commonly found on the high seas/5(18).

Great Lakes Transportation LLC is a group of transportation related companies primarily consisting of rail and water carriers catering to the needs of the steel making industry centered on the Great Lakes of North America. GLT companies include.

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad; Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway; Great Lakes Fleet, Inc. Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company. The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region is the critical point of economic connection between the U.S. and Canada. Goods also stream into this continental Region from all over North America and beyond.

The volume of trade between the Great Lakes states and provinces is also significant in its own Size: 2MB. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Great Lakes Trans Shuttle at Goddard Rd, Romulus, MI Search for other Limousine Service in Location: Goddard Rd, Romulus,MI.

Michigan’s rivers, streams, and lakes; and • Designation of the Great Lakes Basin as a High Consequence Area, subject to the Integrity Management Program. As we see continued growth in oil production in North America, there will be more and more pressure to.

The Great Lakes Megalopolis consists of the group of metropolitan areas in North America largely in the Great Lakes region and along the Saint Lawrence extends from the Midwestern United States in the south and west to western Pennsylvania and Upstate New York in the east and northward through Southern Ontario into southwestern Quebec in is the most populated and largest.

Days Inn by Wyndham Great Lakes - N. Chicago North Skokie Highway, North Chicago, ILUnited States of America – Great location - show map/10(). On average, over million net tons of cargo are moved each year on the Great Lakes in the holds of a vast fleet of steel ships.

From the western end of Lake Superior, to the shallow, emerald-colored waters of Lake Erie, ships arrive and depart at all hours amid a landscape of dirt-laden mill buildings, smoke streaked skies, and vast fields of coal and iron ore pellets.5/5(6). The Great Lakes region consists of a series of five lakes, including Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Together, these lakes make up 21 percent of the world's freshwater and span a total of 94, square miles. Inthe lakes contained 84 percent of North America's surface fresh water. The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region, by Wayne Grady, Canadian science writer Wayne Grady has written a great book about the Great Lakes.

I do not read much science, but this book taught me a lot while giving me lots of joy. Id recommend it to anyone planning to spend some time in or around the Great Lakes/5.Seventy percent of North America is underlain by the Laurentia craton, which is exposed as the Canadian Shield in much of central and eastern Canada around the Hudson Bay, and as far south as the U.S.

states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and continental crust started to form 4 billion years ago (), and six of the microcontinents collided to form the craton about 2 Ga.

Geography & Hydrology The Great Lakes - Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario - are a dominant part of the physical and cultural heritage of North America.

Shared with Canada and spanning more than miles (1, kilometers) from west to east, these vast inland freshwater seas provide water for consumption, transportation, power.