My friend and tugboat aficionado Capt. Bill Eggert has published a volume on Baltimore Harbor and Chesapeake Bay tug boating, GENTLEMEN OF THE HARBOR. The book is filled with vintage photos by acclaimed maritime photographer Hans Marx as well as pics from Bill’s trips he made aboard tugs with the Curtis Bay Towing Company in the early 1980’s.
The book shows tug boating in what I would deem the ‘golden age’ of Baltimore Harbor. It also covers a subject many books on this subject miss, the crews.
For a good read on Baltimore tugs and tug boating, I highly recommend picking up a copy.
There is also a Facebook page where Capt. Eggert posts daily pics that picks up where GENTLEMEN OF THE HARBOR ends.