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Mohawk River level lowered for ‘cold box’

Massive GlobalFoundries machine makes way up canal

The tugboat "Cheyenne" positions itself after exiting Lock 6 of the State Canal Park in Waterford near Crescent, to push a barge handling a 72 wheel lowboy trailer with attached industrial unit destined for Global Foundries in Malta.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The tugboat "Cheyenne" positions itself after exiting Lock 6 of the State Canal Park in Waterford near Crescent, to push a barge handling a 72 wheel lowboy trailer with attached industrial unit destined for Global Foundries in Malta.
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State workers had to lower water levels on the Mohawk River on Tuesday to make room for a massive piece of equipment being shipped up the Erie Canal. A barge from New Jersey-based DMC Marine was able to clear two bridges and make it to the Crescent terminal with the “cold box” bound for GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 campus. From Crescent it will make the last leg of its journey to Fab 8 on a large ...


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batchellerman
September 11, 2013
11:57 a.m.

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I would like to know what the Companies that use the Canal System are Charged for its use. I would like to believe that it isn't being passed on to the Companies that use the NYS Thruway to transport there goods.

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