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Old 08-31-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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ICW barge

Life on the ICW.
Interesting barge/load passed by today.
Sign of the times? KJ

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Old 08-31-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Good thing you didn't meet him head on going through the Rock Pile!
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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It's amazing that these guys transit the Rock Pile at 2-3am.

I did have a head on encounter with a similar barge at the South Island ferry crossing (just south of Georgetown). A serious pucker factor! KJ
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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It's amazing that these guys transit the Rock Pile at 2-3am.

I did have a head on encounter with a similar barge at the South Island ferry crossing (just south of Georgetown). A serious pucker factor! KJ

That's pretty tight there as well.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:05 PM   #5
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Life on the ICW.
Interesting barge/load passed by today.
Sign of the times? KJ

I think the important question here is: "Was it traveling North or South?"
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:44 AM   #6
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Definitely North.

I think they were going to the scrap yard. KJ

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #7
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Probably so, heading for the bone yard. They look like they're already partially stripped out.

Hard to tell from the pictures with the shadows, but according to my neighbor, Mr. Army Reserve, "They might be old M113 APCís. If so, they've been around a long time. Came out during Vietnam and are still in service in some units. They had aluminum armor which would give them substantial scrap value."

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They might get more money auctioning them off to Doomsday Preppers!
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Many of the old out of service tanks are now Fishing reefs, as are old Railroad cars etc. They are stripped of toxins, petroleum products and other Hazards.
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