Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, Alabama, lock records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains three ledgers indicating commercial boat traffic through the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers locks.
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Biographical / Historical
The inland waterway (including the Black Warrior and Tombigbee rivers) system's primary value is their ability to convey bulk cargoes long distances. Coal is the largest commodity by volume, followed by petroleum, grain, stone, sand, gravel, chemicals, metal ores, minerals, and steel. Moving bulk cargo by barge on the inland waterways is both fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. On average, one gallon of fuel allows one ton of cargo to be shipped 514 miles by barge, whereas that same tonnage of cargo only travels approximately 200 miles by truck and 450 miles by rail. Barge traffic has lower carbon dioxide emissions than truck or rail.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 ledgers)
Language of Materials
Ledgers indicating commercial boat traffic through the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers locks
Martha Bace, 2014
- Guide to the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers, Alabama, lock records
- November 2014
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