Plans for a separate downbound
channel on the west side of Neebish Island emerged in 1897, with work beginning in 1902 to carve out a canal 1 mile long, 300 feet wide, and 21 feet deep through solid stone.
vessels: Check in with Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (call sign "New Orleans Traffic") no lower than the Huey P.
While the majority of tonnage is downbound
, the numbers of upbound and downbound
barges and tows at each lock each year are about equal.
On the Western Rivers (and certain areas of the Great Lakes) the downbound
vessel with a following current has right-of-way over an upbound vessel when meeting at a bend or in confined water.
He estimates loaded freighters downbound
from Thunder Bay are, on average, leaving harbour 1,000 to 1,500 tons lighter, but their neighbours across the lake in Duluth, Minnesota, which receive the larger ore boats are leaving 3,000 to 5,000 tons lighter.
Never mind what Bill Clinton did or didn't do in the last twelve months; from this seat on the downbound
train, it's far more interesting to imagine what he'll be doing when it's all over.
On another afternoon, we were downbound
headed for the MacArthur Lock at the Soo when the boat went sideways between the upper piers, crashing into the concrete wall with a bang that shook us from stem to stern.
Louis Cairo Reach Commodity, Upbound and Downbound
Tonnage Value Total Combined (Thousands) ($/Ton) Million) Coal, Lignite, & Coal Coke 3,840 50 192 Petroleum & Petroleum Products 1,333 1,000 1,333 except Crude Oil Crude Oil 712 750 534 Chemicals and Related Products 1,705 1,100 1,875 Crude Materials, Inedible except 1,582 150 237 Fuel Primary Manufactured Goods 608 1,000 608 Food and Farm Products 7,793 300 2,338 All Manufactured Equipment, 50 1,200 60 Machinery & Products TOTAL 17,623 7,177