In unfavourable conditions and for larger steamers tugs and lighters are employed.
Two more tugs and then she saw lights coming down the drive.
Alex backed Ed between the tugs of the buggy and hitched him up.
The difficulty of ascending the rapids near Bingen is usually surmounted by the help of steam hauling machinery placed on the bank, though powerful tugs have also come into use for this purpose.
But of late years the beauties of the Rhine have become sadly marred; the banks in places, especially between Coblenz and Bonn, disfigured by quarrying, the air made dense with the smoke of cement factories and steam-tugs, commanding spots falling a prey to the speculative builder and villages growing into towns.
Wide, a coaling station, and a small harbour for the tugs and other vessels belonging to the canal company.
The boat and machine had drifted apart, and one of the tugs in its zeal to render assistance had fastened a rope to the frame of the machine in the reverse position from what it should have been attached, and had broken the frame entirely in two.
The season has been extended for a few days, in both spring and autumn, by the use of ice-breaking tugs at Fort William and Port Arthur, this service being organized by the government particularly to facilitate the movement of grain from the Canadian North-west.
From Turnu Severin to Orsova navigation is confined to river steamers, tugs and barges drawing 6 ft.
A less important society is the Rumanian State Navigation Company, possessing a large flotilla of tugs and barges, which run to Budapest, where they have established a combined service with the South Danube German Company for the transport of goods from Pest to Regensburg.
A Hungarian Navigation Company, subsidized by the state, has also been formed, and the Hungarian railways, the Servian government and private owners own a large number of tugs and barges.
They are collected in fishing tugs and distributed by rail throughout the United States and Canada.
Unhitch those tugs, Zeb, and set me free from the buggy, so I can fight comfortably.