Allouez in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Port & the Environment
— Fox River Trail —
is the most cost-effective mode of transportation when compared to truck or rail. Ships quietly move cargo farther (per ton mile) and more efficiently than trucks or trains. Most importantly, ships move cargo more safely than trucks and trains.
Consider that a ship destined for the Port of Green Bay carrying 18,000 tons of coal from Sandusky, Ohio, through the Great Lakes will burn more than 7,000 gallons of fuel. However, if that same amount of coal was delivered to Green Bay by rail, it would take almost 200 rail cars and burn 36,000 gallons of fuel. If by truck, an additional 700 trucks would be on our already-congested highways, using more than 110,000 gallons of fuel!
Waterborne shipping saves fuel and results in less fuel-emission pollution. Using the coal example above, moving the same amount of cargo by truck would result in 16 tons of emissions, or by rail would result in 11 tons of emissions. Transporting this cargo by ship would result in only one ton of emissions. With more than 200 ships entering the Port of Green Bay annually, it is quite easy to see that moving cargo by ship is the environmental choice.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 44° 29.451′ N, 88° 1.451′ W. Marker is in Allouez, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive (State Highway 57) 0.3 miles north of West St Joseph Street. Located on the Fox River Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Redemptorist Church in America (approx. half a mile away); Shantytown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Curly Lambeau's Gravesite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hazelwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Hazelwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port of Green Bay's Economic Impact (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Little House with a Big History (approx. ¾ mile away); First Episcopal Mission in Wisconsin (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allouez.
More about this marker. On the left is a photo of the "Port of Green Bay" and on the right is a graphic illustration of "Transportation Efficiencies"
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Also see . . . Fox River Trail. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on June 27, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.