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I always enjoy watching a Great Lakes ore carrier come into port. At 1,000 feet in length, the massive vessels can carry up to 78,000 tons of cargo. When a vessel that size builds up a head of steam it can't stop suddenly, or turn on a dime. The captain has to know where he is going and carefully steer the vessel, taking every contingency into account.

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