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he title says it all.  This is a site about tugboats. It is a resourceful site for those who work in tugs and also for those with an interest in them.

Look around for a few minutes.  Browse in the links below.  There's also a search engine to find things you don't see.  If you still can't find what you're looking for just drop us an e-mail.  If you have something you'd like to see and think yours is better than ours, we want it.  We want all you have to offer.  This is your site.  Audience participation is encouraged.


Welcome Biblia Marine Towing of Savannah GA to the dispatcher's page.

We brought back the scrolling marquee to bring you news of updates and important events.

Remember your first engine overhaul? Check out this article.

There are some changes to the cast iron care article. 5-14-14

You wanted to know where to look for jobs?  We've  updated the Dispatcher's Page.  6-22-13


Knotthead took a visit to Seattle, WA, and Savannah, GAWe caught up with him and he told us a bit about it.  Click the city links to see them.








The Forepeak is a storage area on a tugboat.  Our forepeak is a place to store photos, art, and literature about tugs.  It is our Archive.




Stand by for more.

Contact tugboat crew members, people in the industry, and the web site's organization here.

Another site by Knotthead.



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All rights of contributors and webmaster reserved.


Thanks to the following individuals for photos and text in use on this site:

Contributing photographers-

Fred Brennus, Pat Folan, Capt. Raymond Hurst, Zane Johnston, Bob Mattson, Mike O'Brien, and Scott Rickards.

Contributing writers-

Fred Brennus


The Boat Yard is a place to see tugs up close.  This yard is a good place to learn about the "nuts and bolts" of tugs and their work.

The Crew's Quarters are where you find the most important part of tugboats: the people who work in them.

Interested in items from the deck department?
The Wheelhouse is where you find them.  Go here.

Interested in items from the engine department?  The Engine Room is where you find them.
Go here.


The Galley is the heart of the tugboat.  Our galley has ideas to help the amateur and professional cooks alike.

Training and Education are absolutely necessary for advancement in today's tugboat industry.  The Chart Table is a page to find the training you'll need to succeed.

The dispatcher sends tugs and crews to their next job.  The Dispatcher on this site can send you to a job aboard tugboats.


The Links Page is a collection of sites about "all things tugboat."  You'll find interesting items here.