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MARINE CRANES in way of changes to the NY Canal’s work barge had to be made in order to install the crane. “The existing holes through the four-inch foundation mounting plate were drilled to accept slightly larger bolts and an additional four holes were drilled to increase the total number of mounting bolts to 12. But, the New York State Canal

System takes no chances when safety is involved. Because this barge dates back to 1960 – not unusual in a fresh water application – the canal system requested a review of the foundation structure. Hence, naval architects Far- rell and Norton were engaged to assess the foundation. DuPont explained, “NYS Canals does an incredible job of preserving historical equipment while maintaining the canal system to be fully functional.” 31 MN

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