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Book Talk: Tugboats Illustrated
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30PM

South Street Seaport Museum
Melville Gallery
213 Water Street
New York, NY 10038

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Book Talk: Tugboats Illustrated

Please join the Seaport Museum as author Paul Farrell discusses his book Tugboats Illustrated. A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today’s most advanced ocean-going workboats.

In Tugboats Illustrated, Paul Farrell traces the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, ranging from the first steam-powered tug to today’s hyper-specialized offshore workboats. Through extensive photographs, dynamic drawings, and enlightening diagrams, he explores the development of these hard-working boats, always shaped by the demands of their waterborne environment, by an ever-present element of danger, and by advancements in technology. Whether making impossible turns in small spaces, crashing through huge swells, pushing or pulling or prodding or coaxing or escorting, we come to understand not only what tugs do, but how physics and engineering allow them to do it.

About the Author: Paul Farrell is an architect with a lifelong enthusiasm for tugboats and the working waterfront. He spent twenty-five years writing and researching his first book. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Please got to the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street. Books on sale at the event. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Reception and book signing to follow the book talk.