First Towboat

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River in the Winona area got underway Friday.
The first towboat of the season locked through Lock and Dam Seven in Dresbach at 1:00 p.m. Friday. A spokesman at Lock and Dam Six in Trempealeau said the tow left there shortly before 4:00 p.m. and stopped in Winona around 5:30 p.m.
The "Wisconsin" was pushing five barges upriver.                    

The tow was not expected to go further north because the ice of Lake Pepin is still more than a foot thick.

The arrival in Winona marks the opening of the local commercial shipping season three days after the season opened in Winona a year ago on April 8th.

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