Lake Boats

Philip R. Clarke - 1952

Loading At The Fairport, Ohio Salt Mine
October 3, 2002

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Philip R. Clarke has been a frequent visitor to Fairport.
She delivers most of the stone to the former LTV Lime Plant,
and takes many loads from the salt mine.

She is one of our favorites, due to her classic profile, and her steam propulsion.
Her steam turbine makes her relatively efficient, and produces low emissions.
The sound of Clarke is of "hard steam".

The bright light at the top of the salt loader is an obstacle for night photography...

October 1, 2002

Unloading Limestone at the Lime Kiln
September 20, 2002

Shallow water on the west side of the Grand River, adjacent to the
Lime Plant, forces boats to unload from the center of the channel.
This frequently causes problems for other boats going to the
Osborne Cement Plant dock upriver from the Lime Plant.

Note the salt loader in the distance (downstream).

Details Of Unloader + Trunk Deck

Conversion to a self unloader resulted in the addition of a raised trunk deck
to recover the lost hold space, and maintain weight distribution.

To handle the hatches on the trunk deck, a pair of trolley hoists, painted orange,
are suspended from I-beam monorails mounted on the unloading boom.

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Sunset - September 20, 2002

September 30, 2002

White Balance Experiments

October 25, 2002

Unloading Limestone, Jan. 2, 2003

History of Philip R. Clarke

Boat Links

A huge Great Lakes shipping site

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
Bowling Green State University

Lyman Burk Associates

Lyman Burk & Associates has developed a sophisticated GPS system
for precise positioning of dredges.

Clyde Iron Works

Lake Boats



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