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Shipping Food by Wind-Powered Barge: A Low-Carbon Option

"The hulking, unpainted plywood box that protrudes from an open-sided barn on Burroughs Farm Road in Ferrisburgh is just starting to look like a boat, if not an attractive one. But for farmer Erik Andrus, who conceived of the idea of building a 19th-century-style, wind-powered cargo barge to transport locally grown food from the Champlain Valley to New York City, pretty isn’t the point. It’s all about function."

Read the full article by Ken Picard, "A Ferrisburgh Farmer Aims to Bring Vermont Food to Urban Markets by Wind-Powered Barge," in Seven Days.