Windmill Parts heading through Buffalo

November 13, 2010 Updated Nov 13, 2010 at 9:10 AM EDT

By WKBW News

November 13, 2010 Updated Nov 13, 2010 at 9:10 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW-TV)
The Great Lakes Group, which works out of the Port of Buffalo, caught the attention of more than a few people today...their tug boats are helping move windmill parts through the Buffalo River on a barge. They'll be heading to Michigan with the oversized cargo.

People along the shores of the Erie Basin Marina were snapping pictures as the large windmill base cylinders cruised along the river with a Coast Guard escort.

Buffalo acted as the transfer port for these parts....which are headed for the Detroit River and will end up in Michigan for use. The trip, weather pending, is expected to take four days.

Here's a little background on the tugs company-from the Great Lakes Group.

Cargo & Heavylift Barge Transportation
Heavy lift shipping is a very specialized trade, often involving the waterborne transportation of extremely heavy and voluminous loads.

Cargoes may range from components for power generation and distribution, such as boilers, turbines, generators, transformers, to large quantities of project cargoes as break bulk required for the construction of industrial plants or facilities.

The Towing Company offers barge transportation to and from more than 40 or more ports on the Great Lakes.