Barges Sinks in the South Branch

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Friends is seeking information about how the barge broke and looking at permit information to better understand what happened and why. This is the second barge that sunk in the river this year. Research reveals the river barges are not tested the way lake barges are to ensure they are seaworthy. According to some experts, loading errors may have also caused the accident.