Glossary



Term Definition
barge A large cargo-carrying craft that is towed or pushed by a tug on both seagoing and inland waters.
schooner-barge A cargo vessel with a reduced schooner-rig, intended to be towed as a barge by a powered vessel but capable of sailing during emergencies.
steam barge A single-decked steam-propelled bulk cargo carrier ranging from 65 to 200 feet in length, used on the Great Lakes from the 1860s to the 1930s for hauling lumber, stone, coal and other bulk cargoes.
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