"Here's a picture hot out of the camera. It was taken last night
(6/29/99) from the top of the Crown Princess. Here's the Great Bless
taking on a load of Alaska coal. This ship will be docked in Seward
for about 4 or 5 days and load coal."
"Here's a shot of how the coal gets loaded on the conveyor and taken
away to the ship. There's actually two piles of coal in the picture.
The train comes in and dumps on a conveyor and it taken away and discharges
from this machine and make two piles. But in this picture the machine
is picking up the coal and putting it on the conveyor and sending it to
"Here's another shot, but in this picture you can see a white mist in
the middle of the picture. It is water being sprayed on the coal
pile so it doesn't start to burn. There are times I've seen the coal
smoking and D-9 or D-10 Cat Dozier on top of the pile racking it over.
I guess the coal ignites itself sitting in that pile."
The information on this page was last updated December 1, 1999