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    Default Construction Barges in Potomac River Flood

    On Sunday, flood waters caused two construction barges to break free and float down the Potomac River above Harpers Ferry, WV. The barges were under contract to the National Park Service for repair work on the historic C&O Canal. One barge carried an excavator and other construction equipment; some equipment fell off into the river.

    The barges became stranded on two old dams built to divert water into the historic canal. One barge is a hydraulic backflow below a dam, and there is a possibility it could again start moving downstream. Recovery is expected to take several weeks.



    https://www.wvpublic.org/top-stories/2022-05-09/construction-barges-sighted-floating-down-potomac-river

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...211040492.html

    https://www.wusa9.com/video/news/local/maryland/construction-barges-halt-in-potomac-river-and-leave-community-members-worried/65-a1aeb812-6d58-4386-8d8f-c996e06bc492
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    Default Re: Construction Barges in Potomac River Flood

    A new tourist attraction!
    Once the water recedes it's going to be hard to drag them off.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    Default Re: Construction Barges in Potomac River Flood

    Rich, I am sending you a PM.
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

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