The Speranza is a spits barge. She was shortened by the owner in the summer of 2006. I must say a remarkable job!
The Speranza as she was looking in November 2004
The speranza seen in June 2006, already missing a big piece of her sides and bow
This was once the front peak
A view from the front peak and cargo hold
Another piece of the side has been cut, but is still in place
The result: a shorter boat