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Towboat 'Alois Luhr' (continued) that enables it to clear the low bridges on the waterway.
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Some of the firm's more recent activities include the provision of all the rock for the construction of
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St. Francisville, La.; sand dredging, filling and capping dam cells, con- structing the earthen section of the cofferdam and providing all the rock revetments for Lock and Dam 26; eighty percent of the river work, from dredging to rock placement, on the Kaskaskia Navigation Project; and excavating and placing three million cubic yards of fill including half-a-million tons of rock, 17,000 tons of filter gravel and 130,000 cu- bic yards of sand, as subcontractor on the $303-million Clarence Can- non Dam.
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Canada's marine engineers is being held in conjunction with the world's fair EXPO 86, and will complement the transportation theme of this world-scale exposition.
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June 7, will be MariTech day at
Inquiries should be directed to
Peter Davies, Convention Chair- man, #10,1934 Barclay Street, Van- couver, B.C., Canada V6G 1L3. 24 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News