Monday, 18 August 2008

more photos of TAPS .......

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), usually called the Alyeska Pipeline in Alaska or the Alaska Pipeline elsewhere, is a major U.S. oil pipeline connecting oil fields in northern Alaska to a sea port where the oil can be shipped to the Lower 48 states for refining.

The main Trans-Alaska Pipeline runs north to south, almost 800 miles (1,300 km), from the Arctic Ocean at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the Gulf of Alaska at Valdez, Alaska, passing near several Alaskan towns, including Wiseman, Bettles, Livengood, Fox, Fairbanks, and Glennallen.

These are just some of the images taken of this awesome project...... see previous posting for more info and photo.

I really did find this whole project amazing, the work that went into it, the workers, the actual construction, everything. I wished I had found more time to see it even further north.

But well worth the time and effort to locate more info about it on the net if you are interested.

next posting we are on our way to Dawson City............ :-)

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