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There are over 14,000 miles of commercially navigable inland and coastal waterways in the central United States. A unique and prosperous marine transportation system has developed on these waterways. This paper describes the magnitude of the business, the physical limitations of the waterways, operating patterns that have developed, and some of the technical aspects of the business. Particular emphasis is placed on the maneuvering of barge fleets and on the design of floating equipment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Meeting of SNAME, November 11-12, 1971
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Courtsal, D P
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1978 12:00AM