|Stuart Pearson posted|
This image of the M/V Sally Polk of the Canal Barge Company was taken from the Top of a Grain Elevator in Morris, IL. The small Boat is a Bow Steering Unit especially useful in negotiating Tight Turns, and when the Towboat was headed Southbound with Empties.
Dennis DeBruler I've never seen a Bow Steering Unit before. Thanks for the info. It looks like a full 15-barge tow so, when they get to a lock, does it untie and lock through next to the rear towboat?
Stuart Pearson Dennis DeBruler~~You are CORRECT as to the Locking procedure.
With 18mm, I was able to get a shot of the whole 11-barge tow: