Via Northview Diary, here's a newspaper piece on the travels of Chinese beer tanks.
Apparently the US can no longer fabricate the large fermentation tanks needed for an expansion of a brewery, the Genesee brewery in Rochester. So they were made in China, shipped through the Panama Canal, up to Albany, then on the Erie Canal (where the Northview blogger took photos) to Rochester. The tow, carrying 2 tanks, is over 400 feet long. In total there are 12 tanks, which will make a lot of beer.
Drink Genny. Be a real man.