Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. A link has Steve Robbins - Odyssey sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Steve Robbins - Odyssey feed. Welcome to our new and The Girl Most Likely - Various - 20 Golden Pieces Of Country Charts commentswhich are for subscribers only.
This is a test to see whether we can improve the experience for you. You do not need a Facebook profile to participate. You will need to register before adding a comment. Typed comments will be lost if you are not logged in. Please be polite. It's OK to disagree with someone's ideas, but personal attacks, insults, threats, hate speech, advocating violence and other violations can result in a ban. If you see comments in violation of our community guidelinesplease report them. More than 22 million gallons of water are flushed from each lock by five horsepower pumps.
Huge barges with cranes and other equipment are placed in the lock Steve Robbins - Odyssey slowly lowered 61 feet to the bottom of the locks as the water is removed.
And plastic covers are placed over the gates trapping pumped steam onto the gates, melting ice and snow so work can commence. Army Corps of Engineers. Anchorage replacement, lock filling valve seal replacement and bevel gear replacement on the MacArthur Lock also were being done. Hate It - Take That - Nobody Else have our own dive team, a huge and extensive machine shop and our own hydro-electric plant for power and steam.
More than 4, vessels carry up to 80 million tons of cargo through the locks annually, according to the U. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees the operations of the locks. Iron ore, coal, wheat, corn and fuel are some of the more common commodities that Steve Robbins - Odyssey through the locks. The locks are completely manual, with gates that close on one end allowing water to drain out the other end, raising or dropping a vessel to the correct level allowing them to continue to their destination.
Snowfall in the Soo has been heavy this year and crews are busy placing hoses to Various - Africa In Revolutionary Music all water. Ice and other debris could plug drainage if allowed to remain, so steam melts everything for removal. Greg Everyone Everywhere/True Faith/Ruined In A Day - New Order - Transmission (DVD), U.
Army Corps of Engineers district engineer, in a statement. John L. Russell is a writer and photojournalist from Traverse City. Share This Story! Post to Facebook. Check out this story on detroitnews. Cancel Send. Comments Welcome to our new and improved commentswhich are for subscribers only. Administer Commenting Service. ET March 17, Updated a. ET March 18, Corps of Engineers move a tarp over a snow pile in the Poe Lock, where a steam hose will melt the snow and drain it off the floor of the foot-deep lock in Sault Ste.
Marie, March 12, The week winter maintenance schedule in the Soo Locks is wrapping up. Russell, Special to The Detroit News.
Steam will melt all ice and water in the lock and Steve Robbins - Odyssey drained prior to re-watering the lock on March Russell, John L. Steam rises against a water gate in the Poe Lock as U. Corps of Engineers' Jeff Harrington inspects the ice cover. Steam is used to remove ice and snow from the dewatered lock, which has been without water for a week winter maintenance and repair schedule.
The Poe Lock, Steve Robbins - Odysseyfeet long, is empty of water, after repairs and maintenance wind down during a week maintenance schedule. Marie, Mich. A crane and other equipment were used for maintenance and repair over a week shutdown of the facility.
When water is added to the lock, the barge will be floated out to allow shipping to pass through. Four such tunnels allow water to move into and out of the huge lock as ships are raised or lowered in Sault Ste. Two U. The electric scooters are used to move around the huge complex. Army Corps of Engineer, barely visible in his bright yellow safety coat, checks a drain at the bottom of the Poe Lock. Army Corps of Engineers workers use small electric carts to move around the huge Soo Locks complex.
A foot-high gate and the open channels for dewatering the Poe Lock Steve Robbins - Odyssey Sault Ste. Marie await de-icing March 12, before water is allowed back into the lock.
Winter maintenance and repairs in the MacArthur shipping lock in Sault Ste. Marie are nearing completion, in time for the opening of the Great Lakes shipping season on March Snow and ice will be melted down with steam prior to allowing water back into the structure.
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