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Barge

A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.

Fri, 8 Apr 2011 04:36:56

     A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed by tugboats or pushed by towboats. Canal barges, towed by draft animals on an adjacent towpath, contended with the railway in the early industrial revolution, but were outcompeted in the carriage of high-value items due to the higher speed, falling costs, and route flexibility of rail.

Right on the dock there is a huge barge parking.
Barge does not only transport people but also vehicles.