Re: Interesting boat load


Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
 

Much ado..... North Bay is only about 50 miles east the Quebec border, about 200 or so miles from the nearest practical navigable water (Hull, QUE/Ottawa), and about 300+ miles to Montreal. It could have been loaded in either place, or a thousand other ports along the St. Lawrence or tributaries.

With respect to simplicity in reasoning, why not presume that the caption is accurate, that the boat most likely came from the nearest practicable waterway in nearby Quebec where it could be economically be floated/driven, and that the ATSF flat car was the type they required and it just happened to be available when needed!

As noted, the photographs were taken and captioned for interest in the load, not the flats.

Denny

Join main@RealSTMFC.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.