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towboat

[′tō‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A relatively flat-bottomed vessel designed to push tows of barges on inland waterways; it has a square bow on which heavy, upright knees are fixed for the purpose of lashing the barges against the towing vessel.
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Developed in utmost secrecy, Malibu's new M235 was designed to be nothing less than the most ultra-premium performance towboat the world has ever seen, built as the first in a new line that gives you the edge on the water anywhere, every time.
The boat's two crew members were rescued by another towboat, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.
Some boat gear could be sold or put into use by TowBoat US but personal belongings will be returned to the rowers.
The company already has a significant backlog of work, with three year's worth of towboat orders and $12 million in pending barge orders.
In Ingram, the Tax Court held that a towboat operator could currently deduct the costs of cyclical towboat engine maintenance.
And the clothes Baco-Taylor wore on the towboat after helping net a whale carcass picked up such a strong and persistent odor that she had to throw them away.
Monitoring AA&E towboat and barge traffic in the coastal waters between Florida and the Bahamas, and the coastal waters of the western U.
For 16 years, Manthey piloted excursion boats while trying to get a job on the kind of boat she really wanted to pilot--a towboat, the workhorse of the Mississippi River.
Army Corps of Engineers for an inland river towboat.
The towboat driver mashes the throttle and the boat picks up speed.
The task of towing the new barges between Seattle and Whittier has been contracted to Western Towboat of Seattle.
They work in cramped conditions, and towboat companies often refuse to allow pilots to communicate with their families while on the job or to leave the boat while at port.

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