Our brother in law, Tim, is a tugboat engineer, and he’s currently living his own live/work dream. He spends half of his time in the engine hull of Tugboat Margot, running cargo up and down East Coast waterways. The other half of the time, he manages his company, NYS Marine Highway Transportation Company, from where he lives in nearby Troy, New York.
We got a tour of Tim’s latest addition to the fleet – Tug Margot – while we were visiting him and Jim’s sister Barb.
A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an architectural degree, Tim has never been one to chase down a paycheck and work for the Man. He’s always lived the free agent lifestyle; whether it was running his building renovation and construction firm in Troy, or his latest gig, the tugboat business.
Tim is also an amazing gourmet cook, and he manages to make some excellent grub on the ship. Jim and I could learn a few lessons from him about cooking in tight quarters.
Even though Jim and I lived on the California coast, tugboats were a rarity in Eureka. It was great to have the opportunity to tour a real tugboat and see what life is like on a ship.