National Geographic : 1917 Aug
0o Photograph byI.P.Gallagher LOADING AN ORE STEAMER AT ONE Of THE GREAT STEEL AND CONCRETE PIERS INDULUTH The largest of these docks is nearly half a mile long. The world's record for ore handling was made in19o9, when thefreighter William E. Cory took aboard 9,457 tons in twenty-five minutes, or 378 tons a minute. It is no exceptional performance forabigoreboat totake aboard Io,ooo tons in an hour. Note the cars on the dock ready to be dumped into the pockets that connectwith thespouts through which theoreis passed by gravity into the ship's hold (see page 123).