Sunday, 25 September 2016 14:40

Hull wants founding of United Towing Co. towage museum

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Calls are being made for a Hull museum dedicated to tugs and a famous city firm. In its heyday, United Towing Company Ltd employed around 500 people and boasted a fleet of around 30 docking and river tugs, and 12 ocean-going salvage tugs. But Michael Hussey, chairman of the United Towing and Salvage Society, believes more needs to be done to recognise the contribution tugs made to Hull. He said: "It is disappointing to me personally, and the society in general, that so little has been made by the city to promote this fantastic and relevant maritime history and heritage.
(Source: Hull Daily Mail / Towing