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GIANT CITY STATE PARK

Located next to Shawnee National Forest lands in southern Illinois, this state park has scenery which includes high sandstone cliffs with rock shelters, oak-hick-ory forests, some streams and ponds, and a large lake.

Activities: The park has over 20 miles of trails for hiking and backpacking, including the 16-mile Red Cedar Hiking Trail, which circles around the park. Fishing is available in the lake, and hunting is permitted in season.

Camping Regulations: Backpackers may camp along the Red Cedar Hiking Trail. A permit must be obtained from the park office, and a small fee is charged.

For Further Information: Giant City State Park, Box 70, Makanda, IL 62958; (618)4574836.

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The Assuan (Official No. 142859) was a steel-hulled 499-ton British steam cargo vessel measuring 49.17 m in length, with a 7.67-m beam and a 2.92-m draught. Ardrossan Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd at Ardrossan built and completed her as Yard No. 307 in February 1920; she was launched as the Glanton Firth in January 1920 for Cheviot Coasters Ltd, Newcastle; G. T. Gillie and Co. was the manager. The single steel screw was powered by an aft-positioned 51-rhp, three-cylinder triple expansion steam engine that used one cylindrical multitubular steel boiler loaded to a pressure of 180 psi and manufactured by Messrs. J. G. Kincaid and Co. Ltd at Greenock in 1920, with three corrugated furnaces, 4.55 sq.m (49 sq.ft) of grate surface and 140.28 sq, m (1510 sq. ft) of heating surface. The cylinders measured 33.92 cm, 53.34 cm and 88.36 cm with a 60.96-cm stroke (13 in. 21 in. and 34 in. with a 24-in.stroke).

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