HULETT UNLOADER REMOVING THE ORE FROM A LAKE FREIGHTER
This view gives one at once a striking idea of the imposing
dimensions of a lake freighter and tells an eye story of the unloading
equipment. The unloader in the foreground, with its 17-ton bucket
open, is ready to grab a load when the walking-beam dips down.
The second is beginning to bring up its bucketful; the third one
is in the act of taking its mouthful; the fourth has been down,
has filled itself, and is ready to discharge. A battery of these
busy giants has transferred as much as 11,083 tons of ore from
the hold of a ship to the stack pile in three hours and forty
minutes. Note the man in the leg of the first unloader; he dives
in and out of the hold as bucket operator all day long. Note also
the two on the bridge and those along the starboard rail.
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