This book is a compendium of towing practices gathered during 48 years of service on various types of tugs and in the office. It offers an intimate concept of many forms of towing; towing vessels; their design, construction, usues and equipment; personel; management; and methods of operation both on inland and oce
an waters. Towing problems,projects towage liability, and the law are discussed broadly with reference to specific treatises devoted to the tug and tow. A series of tables and diagrams useful to the towboat industry has been included in the appendices.