Musée de la batellerie et des voies navigables


© Photo Mathieu FERRIER – Agence Photo F

Tugging is a traction technique of hauling barges without an engine. A chain, immersed in the river, was fixed at its two extremities. The winch boat or the tugboat, equipped with a steam engine, was attached to this chain and could pull about 15 barges.

It’s the technique of that made Conflans so important at the time.

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