Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Excelente pormenor e aproveito para desejar uma boa semana.AndarilharDedais de Francisco e Idalisa O prazer dos livros
Better than a convoy of trucks on the road for the environment.
A single 15 barge tow carries as much bulk cargo as 1050 semi-trailer trucks. That is over 3 million tons of grain, the cheapest way to move grain.
I wonder...is there a difference between a 'tow' and a 'tug' boat?
Yes, tow boats push barges while tugs pull and push ships.
What is the difference between tug & tow boats?
Those pilots are amazing the way they can maneuver their way around.Your post rocks at 'My Corner of the World' this week! My Corner of the World
You are right. Tow boat pilots can position their tow within inches of the lock walls.
Good to see yours...
Tow boats are fascinating to watch at work, tough vessels with extremely skilled captains. Now I feel like heading down to Fremantle TFG 😊
The company I last worked for had a big fleet of barges. I embiggened the picture. Doesn't look like ours.