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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1912, Image 8

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HOW" SHIPS WILIi BE TOWED 'IN THE PANAMA C AN Alj
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The vessel using the Panama
canal will be towed through the
locks by electric towing locomo
tives of special design. Bids will
be asked for 40 of these locomo
tives. Ships will be towed through
trie locks at a speed of two miles
ah hour, four locomotives being
required for each ship, says Popu
lar Mechanics. According to tfie
plans, a ship will come to a full
stop in the basin or forebay of
the locks, and four hawsers will
be attached, two forward and two
astern. '
Four locomotives', two on a
side, forward and astern, will take
these hawsers, and whilethe two
forward locohio.tives tow the ves
sel through the.locks, the rear 1q
comatiyes,. .drawn along by the
hawsers, will hold it ..steady and
prevent it from -bumping against
the canal walls.
There will be-two systems of
track on each side of t'he locks,
one for towing and the other for,
the return of the locomotives.
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The mutton-chop style of whis
ker is becoming obsolete and in a
new generation children will have
to invent new forms of amusement
In Russia all horse breeding is
under military'supervision.
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