Stanley, the childhood friend who's uncle was a Scow Captain, wrote a letter to Moran Towing asking for a ride on one of their new tugs when they docked the Queen Elizabeth, and got a positive reply telling us to be at Pier One North River on a certain date, and to join the Peter Moran...an older tug.
Stanley, and I took the subway for a nickle to Manhattan, and Pier One, where we joined the Peter Moran, and as soon as we boarded it left for Hoboken. There we transferred to the Barbara Moran, one of the five new tugs Moran just took delivery on.
Built by Levingston Shipbuilding Company in Orange, Texas
Hull # 441 Grace Moran Moran Towing Tug GRT 238
Delivered 1949 Now "Towell Power"
442 Doris Moran Moran Towing Tug 272
1949 Now "Piar"
443 Barbara Moran Moran Towing Tug 238
444 Carol Moran Moran Towing Tug 238
445 Moira Moran Moran Towing Tug 238
1949 Now "Cedar Point"
As soon as boarding the Barbara, we were treated to breakfast as she left to rendezvous with other tugs to dock the Queen Elizabeth, which was acomin'.