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Jay
03 Jan 06,, 01:03
For those of you who don't know, "pitch" is just an old fashioned name for "tar". Pitch Lake on Trinidad's East Coast, in the appropriately named "La Brea" district, is a 95 acre lake of tar.


http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/TrinidadAndTobago/Trinidad/PitchLake/GuideHoldingTarHigh.jpg

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/TrinidadAndTobago/Trinidad/PitchLake/GuidePullingBackLakeSkin.jpg


More here,
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/TrinidadAndTobago/Trinidad/PitchLake/index.html

giggs88
03 Jan 06,, 12:18
95 acres of tar. :eek:

loverly....

THL
03 Jan 06,, 14:36
I went to that website, Jay and actually I think that's kind of interesting. But this only grew all sorts of questions as I have never previously given tar a second thought: Do they use it for anything? How did it get there? Can they make it go away?

Jay
03 Jan 06,, 17:29
I dont know how it came there, AFAIK tar is a by-product in crude refining, you can safely assume it as a bye product.

And yeah tar can be used to build roads and it defn shud have more applications.