After a three weeks' carnival of blood and debauchery Razin quitted Astrakhan with two hundred barges full of troops to establish the Cossack republic along the whole length of the Volga, as a preliminary step towards advancing against Moscow.
Within a few weeks the Germans had assembled a large armada of vessels, including 2,000 barges in German, Belgian and French harbors.
Ships had been reported bringing stakes and towing barges down from up river loaded with stone.
In 1847 Dodd registered the ownership of his first three vessels, two of which were sailing barges.
Due to the type of installation, the concept is potentially lower impact than other concepts, not requiring use of jack-up barges.