Monday, January 10, 2005

Deadly high drama on the rivers with workers and tons of coal

The stories, lives, heavy lifting, struggles of the rivers, industries, and event the history should be made known and shared to a much higher degree. This is our legacy and a larger share of our present day landscape. But, to most, it is unknown.

Three die in barge wreck - "The tug was pushing the barges -- each loaded with about 1,000 tons of coal -- out of the lock chamber when the intense current pushed the barges sideways into the river, dragging the tug with it.

'He was shoving out of Montgomery Lock and Dam and something happened -- we have no idea -- and the boat went over the dam,' said Don Grimm, president of Campbell Transportation, one of the region's largest river-transport firms. "

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