Monday, September 3, 2007

Liquid Freeway

Most people forget that the Mississippi River carries alot of product between itself and up to the Minnesota River and the St Croix River. Barges are a daily part of life on the Mississippi. They equally share the water with boaters and fisherman. It just sucks to get caught at a lock for a couple of hours, waiting for a barge to get through. This barge was carrying what looked to be petroleum, but I have also seen barges carrying coal and iron ore from Northern Minnesota. It makes you feel like a kid again when you stare in awe at their size. Being a barge captain has to require a LOT of patience.