Foss Maritime Company (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

Foss Maritime Company (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) By Mike Stork Cover Image
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Anyone viewing the ports of Tacoma or Seattle will be familiar with the green-and-white Foss tugboats directing huge ships into docks, scurrying alongside barges filled with products from around the world,
and patiently pulling rafts filled with logs to mills or to ships headed overseas. Since 1889, the Foss family has taken their business from rowboats to powered launches, eventually developing some of the most powerful tugboats in the world. Foss Launch and Tug is a true American success story of struggling Norwegian immigrants who came to the Pacific Northwest and parlayed a single rowboat sale into a vast fleet. Now known as Foss Maritime Company, the business has expanded well beyond its Tacoma-harbor birthplace to secure for itself a niche in the worldwide market.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738548814
ISBN-10: 0738548812
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: August 15th, 2007
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)