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Thursday, March 23, 2006
Towboat "Reggie G" Opens Shipping Season
The shipping season officially opened on the Upper Mississippi River. A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that at 6:33 a.m. the towboat Reggie G moved through the lock and dam system at Hastings, opening the season. The boat was on its way to St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Reggie G is operated by the Alter Barge Line of Bettendorf, Iowa. The tow broke through the ice on Lake Pepin on the Upper Mississippi on Tuesday. For the last 30 years, the average opening date for the navigation season is March 20.