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Old 01-06-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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For background, I live in Tampa (Bradenton to be specific) and while it sounds odd, looking at industry/shipping areas is fascinating to me. What places in state and surrounding would be of most interest. I think that Savannah and Birmingham are obvious ones, but which others are there?
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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Baltimore is a port city, and was once home of a largest steel plant in the country.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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For background, I live in Tampa (Bradenton to be specific) and while it sounds odd, looking at industry/shipping areas is fascinating to me. What places in state and surrounding would be of most interest. I think that Savannah and Birmingham are obvious ones, but which others are there?
Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Charleston, Norfolk, Memphis
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Old 01-06-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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All of those sound interesting, thanks for sharing. Which places specifically within these cities allow you to get good views of the industry/ports? I think Port Savannah allows for tours but I'm not sure, and I know about Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. Are there places where you can drive for a mile-two at a time and get views somewhat like this?:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...m1!1e3!6m1!1e1
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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All of those sound interesting, thanks for sharing. Which places specifically within these cities allow you to get good views of the industry/ports? I think Port Savannah allows for tours but I'm not sure, and I know about Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. Are there places where you can drive for a mile-two at a time and get views somewhat like this?:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...m1!1e3!6m1!1e1
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Sure. In Birmingham's northwest and northern quadrants have mile after mile of that.

But, to answer the OP, Sloss Furnace is a very cool and unique place because the city elected to preserve it and turn it into an industrial museum/cultural center, complete with self-guided tours and the whatnot.

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5209...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5203...!7i8704!8i4352

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5207...!7i5376!8i2688

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.5204...!7i5376!8i2688
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:44 PM
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https://www.google.com/maps/@27.9457...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:05 PM
 
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That is a great link for Sloss Furnaces, looks like a must visit.

That section of Tampa is interesting. Perhaps not on the scale of Midwest cities but very sizeable nonetheless. I need to see if the roads closer in there are open sometime.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:12 PM
 
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:11 PM
 
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Baton Rouge, LA

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Old 01-09-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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For background, I live in Tampa (Bradenton to be specific) and while it sounds odd, looking at industry/shipping areas is fascinating to me. What places in state and surrounding would be of most interest. I think that Savannah and Birmingham are obvious ones, but which others are there?
I started a similar thread titled "Rust belt cities of the south" a while back. You may find that interesting.

Being on/near the gulf and huge energy industries I imagine Houston/New Orleans would have sizable industrial areas and large ports.
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