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    Puts a new meaning to "duck down"!

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    Coaling a steamer in the Virgin Islands, c.1898.

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    atleast they are not also in the furnace.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Coaling a steamer in the Virgin Islands, c.1898.

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    Now that was an equal opportunity employer just as many women if not more than men and probably everyone receiving the exact same pay.
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    Reminds me of Tennessee Ernie Ford and 16 tons...not sure it was equal opportunity in the Virgin Island in 1898.



    Thanks Jon, Great Pic!
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    Coal is heavy! I'm a little surprised to see it ported on peoples' heads. I see they have those little padded hats, like Motorcycle lifting on head guy.

    I also found an interesting head carrying device called a tumpline.



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    Coal is heavy! I'm a little surprised to see it ported on peoples' heads.
    I often work with a mission in the Dominican Republic. I once watched 4 men unloading a full size, flat-bed, semi trailer of 100 pound cement bags. One man on the truck, sliding the bags off the trailer, onto 3 men's heads, one man/one bag. They then carried the bags, on their head, into the storage building. The 3 men were spaced out so there was always one guy walking up to the truck for his next bag, as another was walking away. Knowing how they work down there, if they would have had to carry the bags much further, I am guessing they would have had 4 men on the ground, so the timing would be right. The men on the ground were covered in cement dust, from head to toe. I saw this in the morning on the way to a work site. In the afternoon as we passed them on the way home, they were finishing the job. I can only hope they took a break during the heat of the day.

    Just like seeing this coal loading photo, I do not complain about any of the work I need to do when I get back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    I often work with a mission in the Dominican Republic. I once watched 4 men unloading a full size, flat-bed, semi trailer of 100 pound cement bags. One man on the truck, sliding the bags off the trailer, onto 3 men's heads, one man/one bag. They then carried the bags, on their head, into the storage building. The 3 men were spaced out so there was always one guy walking up to the truck for his next bag, as another was walking away. Knowing how they work down there, if they would have had to carry the bags much further, I am guessing they would have had 4 men on the ground, so the timing would be right. The men on the ground were covered in cement dust, from head to toe. I saw this in the morning on the way to a work site. In the afternoon as we passed them on the way home, they were finishing the job. I can only hope they took a break during the heat of the day.

    Just like seeing this coal loading photo, I do not complain about any of the work I need to do when I get back home.
    And they wont have med ins to reduce pain/operate of crushed discs. I have but one and it gives me curry but forget an op: statistics are getting better re success.

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    Haven't heard that for decades. Lots of the ol' songs were about labour (mostly love) "Workin for the Man" and getting out of poverty. I don't get am reception in the home but in my car I listen to a Brisbane station that plays 60's to 80's songs. Love old stuff & ones like like Johnny horton 60's, Beatles, stones, Animals eagles b.boys etc. A local fm station plays 60's through to current ones like Brett Denham. Not really into most Rapp or Swampy stuff.
    Thanks for the time warp, PJ.

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    Some more heavy music, to go with post #180


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