Horses or men hauled the barges
from the land.
In nineteen days, April 4th, the way was open and clear; and on the 5th, steamers and barges
were brought through near to the lower mouth, but not near enough to be in view from the river.
For about an hour after that a certain animation had still reigned round the wharf, men crossing and going, one or two of the barges
moving in or out alongside the quay.