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5 late-summer road trip tips

(BPT) - Last call for your summer road trip. Grab the family, call your friends: The Great American Road Trip still awaits. Don’t let summer fade into the sunset without a last hurrah. According to the Auto Club, you won’t be alone: 37.5 million Americans hit the road during the Independence Day holiday this year, up 2.9 percent from 2016. And to no one’s surprise, the Auto Club says the old-school, family-type road trip and visits to national parks and theme parks remain the most popular types of vacations for families. They say getting there is half the fun, so before you head out on a “roadie,” here are a few tips to make the trip safer and more enjoyable. * Be flexible: It’s always wise

Schroeter Diesel Technology Museum

Nozzle tip from the Ottercliff Hall ship, 1969. The Ottercliffe Hall was powered by three Mirrlees Blackstone KMR6 four stroke cycle, single acting 6 cylinder 2,770 b.h.p. diesel engines built by Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd., Stockport, England. These engines burned intermediate grade 60 fuel; the power going to a single controllable pitch propeller giving her a rated service speed of 16.4 m.p.h. The bulk carrier had 17 hatches servicing 6 holds where approximately 26,351 tons (...26,774 tonnes) could be carried at maximum Seaway draft of 26' 03" (8.00m) and was capable of carrying 28,300 tons (28,755 tonnes) at a mid-summer draft of 27' 08" (8.43m) To improve ice handling, the Ottercliffe Hall

Schroeter Diesel Technology Museum

USS North Star coast guard cutter injector, 1941 The Coast Guard Cutter North Star was originally built as a wooden cruising cutter for the Department of the Interior at Seattle, Washington, in 1932. She was commissioned as a Coast Guard cutter on 15 May 1941 and steamed to the east coast, where she was placed on duty with the Navy. She became part of the Northeast Greenland Patrol 1 July 1941. This patrol was formed against the violent background of the Battle of the Atlantic, during which the Royal Navy was valiantly attempting to guard the huge volume of shipping in the North Atlantic

Schroeter Diesel Technology Museum

The museum has many unique items including the diesel fuel injection pump from the first diesel truck brought to the USA in 1927 and driven by Henry Ortner.


Schroeter Diesel Technology Museum


Schroeter Diesel Technology Museum
2403 Murray Rd
Estherville, Iowa 51334