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Question about multiple-unit barges
For multiple-unit barges hauling sand, gravel, iron ore, etc, the volume of which may vary considerably from day to day. The barge may consist of 4 units on Monday, but only one unit on Tuesday. My question is what is the trade term for each of those units to distinguish a unit from the barge as a whole?
PGU220.127.116.11 11:37, 20 May 2007 (UTC) "People working on the river had different skills. Stumpy barges were designed to get close into the shore so that goods could be loaded and unloaded. They could also pass under London’s bridges and carry goods far up river."
http://www.portcities.org.uk/onlineGallery/viewPublicGallery.cfm?ID=118 (rupert waters 15:37, 7 December 2005 (UTC))
I wonder if it may be worthwhile to point out that barges are also often used as floating work platforms in marine construction.
I seem to notice an omission of any reference to the Thames Sailing Barge which played a great roll in cargo carrying on the London river, and even at the Dunkirk evacuation.
Barge versus riverboat
- To most people a barge-style boat but with a motor, is a barge: see "quacks like a duck". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:39, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
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