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Boat Loader II

Tend winches and loading chutes to load barges with iron ore at dock.

What does a Boat Loader II do?

Tends winch and loading chute to load boats and barges with iron ore at dock: Selects pocket of ore from list submitted by dock supervisor. Starts power winch that moves boat, by means of cables looped over dock pilings at bow, along rail and stern of boat until hatch is opposite ore pocket. Pulls overhead cables to lower ore chute, allowing ore to flow into hatch. Trims or evens distribution of ore in hold by raising and lowering chute to prevent listing of boat.