On Tugboats

Tugnuts Some people who work on tugs do their job and go home, while others love their job and the vessels themselves. Then there are the many non-tugboaters who also love the boats. To some of these people, there is nothing more fun ...

On Tugboats

Tugboats hold a fascination not only for anyone who has worked aboard a vessel or around a harbor but for many land-bound folks as well. There is something about their chunky, powerful build and their often risky but vital work that excites our interest and admiration. The captains and crews of the tugboats are justifiably proud of what they do, and they have some great stories to tell about the ships and barges they tow or push; the harbors, storms, tides, and dangerous passages they must negotiate; the unions; the pilots; the different designs and capabilties of their boats; and the way the boats and their livelihood are irrevocably changing.

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On Tugboats
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Virginia Thorndike
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher: Down East Books

Tugboats hold a fascination not only for anyone who has worked aboard a vessel or around a harbor but for many land-bound folks as well. There is something about their chunky, powerful build and their often risky but vital work that excites our interest and admiration. The captains and crews
Navy Procurement of Tugboats
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1954 - Publisher:

Books about Navy Procurement of Tugboats
Tugboats
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Jeffrey Zuehlke
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-12-01 - Publisher: Lerner Publications

Explains what tugboats are and how they assist other ocean vessels.
Tugboats of New York
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: George Matteson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

Complemented by 150 black-and-white period photographs and personal anecdotes of life on the New York waterways, a visual history traces the lore and use of tugboats in New York from their early nineteenth-century precursors to their heyday in the 1950s, detailing their various roles guiding large ships safely, conducting rescue
Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Fire Safety
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: George Matteson
Categories: Ships
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01-01 - Publisher: DIANE Publishing

A comprehensive training and reference manual used as a textbook in maritime institutions. Addresses the prevention, control, and extinguishing of fires aboard commercial vessels and on offshore drilling rigs. Includes chapters on emergency procedures and equipment as well as case studies of past shipboard fires. Generously illustrated with drawings, photos,