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Towboat pushing a barge with wind turbine blades, Aug. 14, 2021

Towboat pushing a barge with wind turbine blades, Aug. 14, 2021

A sign of changing times. On the Illinois River at Havana, it has long been a common sight to see open barges transporting coal from the docks located just north of town. But only recently, the coal docks have been completely removed and the nearby generating plant closed down. Now the old coal docks property is a staging area for wind turbine components being brought in by rail and river barges.

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