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Authors:

  • Heidi Steudle
    Department of Social Sciences
    Michigan Tech
  • Dr. Martin T. Auer
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech

Advisors:

  • Dr. Martin T. Auer
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech
  • Sara Beiring
    Houghton Middle School

Production:

  • Animation and Web Design:
    Dr. Susan E. Hill
    Michigan Tech
  • Tech Alive Production Management:
    Dr. Martin T. Auer
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech

This web page was developed under a grant awarded to the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

Ms. Joan Chadde, Principal Investigator

by the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute.

Dr. Richard D. Stewart, University of Wisconsin - Superior and
Dr. James P. Riehl, University of Minnesota – Duluth, Co-Directors

This website is a production of Tech Alive at Michigan Technological University.

 

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  1. Title Page
  2. Commodities of the Heartland
    • Grain photo: Microsoft clipart.
    • Coal Train photo: Ermol at stock.xchng.
    • Bentonite photo: © Eric Preston. Used with permission.
    • Iron Ore photo: Lars Lentz, courtesy of Wikipedia.
    • US map: National Atlas of the United States, March 5, 2003, http://nationalatlas.gov
    • Wheat map: Agriculture Census, June 2005, in National Atlas of the United States, http://nationalatlas.gov
    • Coal map: Coal Fields, August 2001, in National Atlas of the United States, http://nationalatlas.gov
    • Commodities Map animation: © 2006 MTU and GLMRI.
      VIEW FULL WINDOW | ALT1 | ALT2 | ALT3 | ALT4.
  3. Commodities and You
    • People photos: Microsoft clipart.
    • Cat with Litterbox photo: Heidi Steudle.
  4. GAME: Commodities to Products
  5. From Field and Mine to Market
  6. How Do Ships Travel on the Great Lakes?
  7. And On To The World
  8. Across the Country – Around the World
    • Shipping Tour animation: © 2007 MTU and GLMRI.
    • The information and ship images were contributed by Ken Newhams of Duluth Shipping News.
    • Satellite photos of Cuyahoga River courtesy of the USGS via TerraServer USA.
  9. Marine Transport – A Team Sport
    • Grain Harvesting photo: Kansas State University. Used with permission.
    • Grain Transfer to Truck photo: Dave Warren, courtesy of USDA.
    • Grain Elevator and Truck photo: Canadian Grain Commission. This reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the Canadian Grain Commission.
    • Grain Train photo: Ken Hammond, courtesy of USDA.
    • Grain Loading onto Ship photo: Courtesy of USDA.
    • Bulk Flour Truck photo: North Dakota Mill. Used with permission.
  10. Why Maritime Shipping?
  11. Other Benefits of Maritime Transportation
  12. But What About Niagara Falls?
  13. Lake Elevations
  14. Construction and Operation of Locks
    • Lock animation: US Army Corps of Engineers. Used with permission.
      VIEW FULL WINDOW.
  15. GAME: Field to Table – With A Run Down Through The Lakes