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Innovators Float New Ideas on Barges

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The Science Barge, a sustainable vegetable farm that offers tours and educational programs, floats on the Hudson River. (Anna Colliton/CNS)


Concert-goers assemble in kayaks and small motor boats to watch Victoria Symphony Splash, an daylong concert on a barge moored in the Victoria Inner Harbour. (Courtesy of the Victoria Symphon)


Fireworks mark the end of Victoria Symphony Splash, an annual concert on a barge that lasts all day and draws approximately 40,000 spectators. (Courtesy of the Victory Symphony )

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A symphony, a BBQ restaurant, a theater and a swimming pool--all on water! Cleaner waterways have prompted creative entrepreneurs to build recreational venues on barges.