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  • n  a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships

  • Then his Episcopal bishop spotted an ad announcing that the Seamen's Church Institute, which has ministered to ocean mariners for 165 years, was expanding to the nation's towboat .
  • Strikes were called against a construction firm at Cape Kennedy, towboat owners in Pittsburgh, and three machine-tool plants in Detroit.
  • He has turned down all takeover offers, and, indeed, often helps other towboat men get started.
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  • Sunken towboat clogs river
    A sunken towboat that prompted the closure of a stretch of the Mississippi River south of New Orleans over the weekend had little effect on local river-based companies.
    July 8, 2013 - The Vicksburg Post
  • Winona County: Drowned towboat deckhand remembered as enthusiastic, hard working
    DRESBACH, Minn. -- Officials at Brennan Marine are mourning the death of a 22-year-old deckhand who died Wednesday morning when a company-owned towboat lost power and tumbled over a Mississippi River roller gate at Lock and Dam No. 7 and capsized.
    July 6, 2013 - Pioneer Press
  • Winona County: Authorities ID man killed when towboat went over dam
    Authorities have identified the 22-year-old Wisconsin worker who drowned when the towboat he was in lost power, sailed over a dam roller and capsized in the Mississippi River at Dresbach, Minn., according to the La Crosse Tribune.
    July 4, 2013 - Pioneer Press

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