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Barge

A large boat with a flat bottom that does not propel itself. Barges must be attached to a tugboat or towboat to be transported. They are used on rivers and canals, primarily to convey cheap cargo in bulk. They were more common prior to the introduction of railroads during the Industrial Revolution.
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From an isolated phenomenon in a barge it became a permanent institution with brick-built kennels ashore, and an influence social, political, and administrative, co-terminous with the boundaries of the province.
And in 1972, discussing the creation of Spiral Jetty, Smithson commented: "I thought of making an island with the help of boats and barges, but in the end I would let the site determine what I would build.
We have designed and built the most sophisticated and advanced barge, as part of three new barges constructed in China at a cost of $350 million.
Our barges are built to give many years of trouble-free service, and our staff and facilities at Damen Shipyards Stavanger, just a short distance from Vestre Amoy, are always available to provide any support necessary.
Damen Shipyards Sharjah delivered two barges, a Crane Barge 4920 and an Anti-Pollution Barge 2405, to Binco, a leading contractor in the Middle East with over 30 years of experience and active in various sectors such as Marine, Pipeline and Oil Tanks, Light and Heavy Vehicle Contracting and Industrial Services.
A rebel spokesman told dpa earlier that barges traveling from Juba to Upper Nile State were stopped because they were carrying flags that "look confusing.
Tugs, barges, and pulling and pushing cargo in stormy seas are as much a part of the American maritime tradition and marine ethos as "deadliest catch" commercial fishing and the prominence of the country's US Coast Guard protecting domestic waters.
AMBULANCE and hospital barges plied the waterways of France and Flanders to help transport and tend the sick and wounded.
Last year Google began secret construction of two barges,
International Resource News-March 18, 2014--Kirby to construct 29 additional 30,000 barrel inland tank barges
The study investigated the feasibility of using river barges to transport iron ore concentrate from the Company's Agbaja Project via the Niger River to the Gulf of Guinea, then transhipment to large ocean going vessels ("OGVs").