|Edwin H. Gott|
|H. Lee White|
Sunday, July 27, 2008
What A Difference The Length Makes
We have had a busy day on the river today. I've observed the following boats today:
As I saw the difference sized boats, I began to wonder how much more cargo do the 1,000 footers carry? Researching in my boat bible, Know Your Ships, I found that the Speer which is on its way here from Gary, Indiana, can carry 73,700 tons of cargo. Its sister ship from the same company, Arthur M. Anderson, is 237' shorter at 767' and can carry 25,300 tons of cargo. The Speer carrys almost 3 times as much cargo. Amazing!