Update: Derelict barge to leave Chattanooga for Gulf of Mexico Thursday

Harry Phillips, left, and Brock Sparks talk Tuesday about the process of raising the Allen Casey barge from the Tennessee River's bed so it can be moved.

Now it's time to move the eyesore away."

photo Harry Phillips, left, and Brock Sparks talk Tuesday about the process of raising the Allen Casey barge from the Tennessee River's bed so it can be moved.

Update

The barge's exit has been delayed until Thursday, sources have confirmed.

Update: the barge's exit has been delayed. Read more here:

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Six years after developer Allen Casey brought a barge to Chattanooga with dreams of creating a floating restaurant, the rundown vessel may finally make a watery exit from its downtown mooring today.