Boats & Barges
The latest inland marine industry news involving new-construction and refurbished towboats, passenger vessels, ferries, dredges and other inland river boats. Towboat christenings and recent innovations in towboat design are also featured.
Plimsoll Marine, LaPlace, La., took delivery December 11 of the mv. Grain Express from Master Marine Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala. The 76- by 28-foot towboat is the second of… Read More
Niagara Falls’ new Maid of the Mist ferries made a splash when they launched in October. The two catamaran-style passenger ferries are all-electric and billed as completely emissions-free. With their… Read More
A 203-year-old ferry business is booming after a wreck disabled a major bridge in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. “It’s probably the busiest we’ve ever been at one stretch,” said Paul… Read More
The St. Paul Engineer District locked its last tow, two empty barges pushed by the mv. the Colonel, through Lock and Dam 2 at Hastings, Minn., to end the navigation… Read More
On October 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased approach for the safe and responsible resumption of… Read More