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British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association

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British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association

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About 1925, the owners of towboats in the Vancouver area first organized as a section of the recently formed Vancouver Merchants Exchange. In 1930, the section was reconstituted as the British Columbia Towboat Owners' Association. The main functions of the Association have been to establish and maintain a common standard of operating practice both ashore and afloat for the tug and barge industry, to study and offer solutions to problems related to the towboat industry and to promote a high degree of operating efficiency amongst its member firms, to promote sound labour management relations, to maintain liaison with Provincial and Federal government authorities, and to maintain an interest in technical developments which may concern the membership.


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