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Friday, September 26, 2008

Unclogging the Houston Ship Channel

Today's Morning Edition on NPR has an excellent story, "Coast Guard Unclogs Houston Ship Channel" by Noah Adams that tells you what happens when the channel to the tenth busiest port in the world loses its channel markers, and how they were replaced to restore shipping within three days. The story is rich with the sounds of the Channel, and the voices of those who became very important to the global economy.


John said...

Thanks for putting this up. I think you know how important your job is when the safe passage to the 10th busiest port in the world rest on you and your team’s shoulders. They obviously did great work getting the SC opened so quickly.

Heather said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment, John--I learned so much listening to this story--I can't imagine the pressure they worked under!