Gallery: Repurposed Barge & 100-Year-Old Tugboat Let New Yorkers Experi...

David Sharps, director of the museum, purchased the barge for $1 in 1985. It was half under water and in terrible condition -- it took two years just to get the 300 tons of mud, caked on eight feet deep, off of the boat and to get the boat to float again.

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