Thursday, August 19, 2010


There are a great many variations of this design throughout history, but nearly all of them adhere to the basic definition below:

Flat bottomed, low draft inland cargo vessel for canals and rivers with or without it's own propulsion. Barges are generally used for the transporting large amounts of cargo, commonly stacked or heaped on it's main deck. This class of vessels are referred to as a "Lighter".