Towboat Fundamentals

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Towboats are the workhorses of the the American River System.  They aren't exactly tugboats but they aren't exactly "not tugboats" either.  These boats can make up and push all sizes and variety of barges.

There are small towboats.

There are large towboats,

and there are some just the right size for the job at hand.

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