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Workhorses of the Waterway: Sunken Barges Reveal River Traffic


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Beneath the waters of the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City lie relics of sunken barges. Once common on the waterway, they were a major mover of commerce before the advent of trucking, railroads, and air travel. Allegood reports on the work of East Carolina University graduate students who are documenting the abandoned vessels. There are at least sixty barges, and they represent the most extensive collection of abandoned vessels found in North Carolina.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 2009, p12-15, il  (Periodical website)
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