Archive of: Latest Tugboat News

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Small towing company from Maine finds ways to make ends meet

August 2011

Ken Boothe Sr.

American Tugboat Review 2011

Side bitt or shoulder bitt? Mariners invited to standardize towing terms

When is a quarter bitt a forward quarter bitt? Never, according to Capt. Eric Johansson, a third-generation tugboater and, since 1994, a professor at State University of New York Maritime College.

May 2011

Fleeting company's thoroughbreds keep barges sorted and ready to go

In Louisiana, Jean Lafitte is the pirate of choice, his name prominently displayed on everything from a park entrance to a tavern door.

March 2011

At age 86, Entech’s Basile hasn’t stopped innovating yet

March 2011

Voluntary inspections help tug operators prepare for the coming requirements

December/January 2011

CP propellers begin to catch on in the North American tug world

October/November 2010

Puerto Rico towing company augments its fleet with conversions of older tugs

September 2010

Older tugs earn their salt by keeping it simple

June/July 2010

Entrepreneurial spirit thrives on Lake Superior

April 2010
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