Friday, July 11, 2008

How Big Is That Boat?

We play a game at our house called How Big is That Boat? As a boat passes out front we all guess the length. Admittedly we have an advantage over visitors because we are familiar with some many of the frequent boats.

Last night we were all stumped by the Algorail which is 640’ long. It was built in 1968 and is owned by Algoma Central Corporation.

The photo was taken by Todd Shorkey.

According to the Internet, the Algorail is carrying coal for delivery to Nanicoke, Ontario which is on port on Lake Erie. Nanicoke is home to the Nanicoke Generating Station which supplies electricity to southern Ontario.

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