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GV tug boat.
GV cargo boat (Ta Peng line)
MV George Camble at wheel.
CU water along side of boat
CU funnel of tug. Howard Backus Co.
LV freighter with silhouette of man on tug on foreground.
MVs tug attaches line to "Jose Expr essive."
GV paddleboat passing.
several shots of Jose Expessive" towed under oridge, up river.
GV shot freighter being tied up.
Reporter (Harold Grey) -
"the stubbist D & halls tugboats are the lifelines of Miami rivers commercial traffic...."
cago boats are unable to navigate without them
first mate George Gamble is at the helm of the gug Howard W.
"... Captain Fred Backus has had 25 years of tug boat experience on the family owned business."
CAPTAIN FRED BACKUS: "We've been in the towing business since about 1917"
REP: "How did it get started?"
CAPT: "My grandfather was a builder ... ... build a bigger barge and a bigger boat."
REP: "In the harbour we came along the freighter JOSE EXPRESSIVE ...."
Captain Backus begins his challenging nautical task
...Of all the working boats on the river none have more skill then the tugboat. Harold Gray. Miami."
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