The historic barge Lehigh Valley No. 79, a.k.a. the Waterfront Museum, has been stranded at Peckham Industries in Athens since Friday. The tugboat Frances left the barge in Athens around noon on Friday, with the expectation that another tug, Margot, would come and take the barge the rest of the way to Waterford, where it will go into dry dock for repairs. But alas, Margot experienced mechanical problems on its way from the Erie Canal and never showed, so Lehigh Valley No. 79 had to wait for Frances to return. Gossips received word late this afternoon that Frances, having finished up its duties on the Atlantic, is now on its way and is expected to arrive in Athens at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.
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