1. Why would there be such a large industry of naval stores in Georgia, especially south Georgia?
2. Explain the process for converting resin into pitch and/or tar for use in the shipbuilding industry.
3. Name the other natural resources in Georgia and the products produced from each of them.
1. Georgia was a leader in the production of naval stores, but that is no longer the case. After viewing the video, list reasons why not.
naval stores: products that come from pine trees, such as tar, pitch, turpentine, rosin, etc.; used in the building of ships for the sealing of leaks
resin: a translucent yellow or brown sticky substance secreted by pine or balsam trees, used in the improvement of paints and plastics and in the manufacture of linoleum, adhesives, and rubber
tar: a dark, sticky, semi fluid substance obtained chiefly by the destructive distillation of soft coal and pinewood, used widely as road-paving and waterproofing material
pitch: a dark, thick, sticky substance obtained by the distillation of such substances as petroleum, coal tar, or wood tar, used for waterproofing, insulating, or paving; the resin from a pine tree