MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A barge carrying products from farms and small businesses from northern Vermont to the Albany area is making its way down the Hudson River to New York City.
The Schenectady Daily Gazette reports that the 39-foot-long barge powered by sails and a small outboard motor stopped in Mechanicville, north of Albany, earlier this week to take on a load of locally produced specialty tea and jelly.
The crew added it to the seven tons of products they'll deliver to New Amsterdam Market on the East River in Manhattan. Once its cargo is unloaded, the crew will load the barge with similar products from downstate and deliver them to markets upriver.
The 12-ton barge was built last year by the Vermont Sail Freight Project with the goal of delivering local products to downstate New York markets.
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