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JHK chats with tugboat fleet owner Rob Goldman about the revival and future of shipping on America’s inland waterways. Rob’s company, NYS Marine Highway runs tugboats that push cargo barges through the Erie Canal system and the Great Lakes, as well as along the Atlantic Coast. Rob graduated from Rensslaer Polytechnic as an Architect, got into the pleasure boat marina business, and eventually started his shipping company. It’s not your great-great-grandfather’s Erie Canal anymore.

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency and the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

One Response to “KunstlerCast 245 — Sailing America’s Inland Waterways” Subscribe

  1. Karah September 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Very interesting! Thanks.

    Three points about the use of waterways:

    Requires highly skilled labor and overtime.

    Seasonally challenged.

    Cargos are limited in size and environmental impact.

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