"Unloading Iron Ore From Lake Vessels - Old and New Methods, Cleveland, O(hio)"


Keystone View Co.; Underwood & Underwood
USA, OH, Cleveland
circa 1910
overall: 3-1/2 x 7 in.; image: 3-1/8 x 6 in.

Stereograph mounted on gray board with rounded corners; photograph of two vessels unloading iron ore in Cleveland, Ohio, in foreground ZAPOTEC is being unloaded with the "pocket" method, in the background MANILLA is being unloaded with the newer "clam" method; printed on left "Keystone View Company/ Copyrighted, Underwood & Underwood/ Manufacturers MADE IN U.S.A. Publishers"; printed on right "Meadville, Pa., New York, N.Y.,/ Chicago, Ill., London, England."; printed on top middle "U89"; printed on bottom right "V23290 - Unloading Iron Ore From Lake Vessels - Old and/ New Methods, Cleveland, O."; printed on back "V23280/ UNLOADING IRON ORE FROM LAKE/ VESSELS, CLEVELAND"; "Lat. 41° N.; Long. 81° W."; and "Cleveland is the largest city in the state of/ Ohio, and is situated on the south shore of/ Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga/ River. It has excellent connection by water/ with Superior iron regions. It has a lake/ frontage of about fourteen miles, protected/ for five and three-quarter miles by a break-/ water constructed by the Federal Government./ The harbor has unexcelled facilities for hand-/ ling iron ore. That lake steamer over yonder/ and the nearer vessel at our left have come/ down from the western end of Lake Superior,/ laden wit ore for great steel mills at Youngs-/ town, Pittsburg, or Wheeling./ A few years ago the unloading system which/ we see in operation directly before us was con-/ sidered splendidly effective. That suspended/ bucket has been lowered into the vessel's hold/ and there filled, then drawn along an overhead/ trolley beam for dumping into the car./ Today the 'clam' unloaders are more com-/ monly used. We can see this apparatus loom-/ ing in the air above that farther pier. By this/ newer method, five to ten tons of ore can be/ lifted in one load, and the work can be done/ much more quickly than by the 'pocket'/ method./ Copyright by The Keystone View Company"; handwritten on back "US".


Related Subjects

Great Lakes
Loading and unloading
Iron ores