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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Maritime Administration in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English


  • Barges -- United States -- Energy consumption.,
  • Inland water transportation -- United States -- Energy conservation.,
  • Environmental protection -- United States.

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Shipping list no.: 93-0705-P.

ContributionsUnited States. Maritime Administration.
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Pagination1 folded sheet (8 p.) :
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Open LibraryOL17751011M

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