Latest Barges Stories

2014-01-30 12:29:24

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AEP River Operations began operations of its new Liquids Division today with receipt of the first of 20 tank barges.

Google Describes Mystery Barge As An Interactive Learning Space
2013-11-08 06:55:53

Last month a four-story barge was seen floating in San Francisco Bay near Treasure Island, a former US naval base. It had the appearance of a James Bond super villain’s lair – although not one that was too secret – but exactly what it was for was unknown.

2011-08-31 12:49:46

One of the most efficient means of transporting freight is by ship.

2010-10-20 12:12:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Barge recently delivered another petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. The Barge Anne Elizabeth was christened on October 4, 2010 by her namesake, Anne Elizabeth Hall. Barge Anne Elizabeth measures 241' x 64' 6", with a depth of 23' 6".

2006-02-24 18:36:34

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A symbol of New Orleans' devastation after Hurricane Katrina, the rust-colored barge lodged in a ruined neighborhood, went under the blowtorch on Friday as workers began cutting it up to haul it away.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.