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Water TransportPlay
Refers specifically to vessels on waterways, not ocean-bound ships. SlideFactories along the canal use barges for transport.
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Cargo CapacityPlay
Barges can carry heavy or bulky cargo that might be difficult to transport by road. SlideConstruction materials were shipped to the site by barge.
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Not Self-PropelledPlay
Barges are often towed or pushed by other vessels, unlike most boats. SlideThe tugboat pulled three barges up the river.