National Geographic : 1917 Aug
HULETT UNLOADER REMOVING THE ORE FROM A LAKE FREIGHTER This view gives one at once a striking idea of the imposing dimensions of a lake freighter and tells an eye story ofthe unloading equipment. The unloader in the foreground, with its 17-ton bucket open, is ready to grab a load when the walking-beam dips down. The second isbeginning to bring up its bucketful; the third one is in the act of taking its mouthful; the fourth has been down, has filled itself, and isready todischarge. A battery of these busy giants has transferred as much as II,083 tons of ore from the hold of aship tothestack pile inthree hours and forty minutes. Note the man in the leg of the first unloader; he dives in and out of the hold as bucket operator allday long. Note also the two on the bridge and those along the starboard rail (see also page 131).