The problem has been solved by the introduction of the capstan navigation or towage.
He's got to be a sharp on towage, because he's got to take risks in storms that drive an ocean-going tug to port.
We'll take all the cedar on your limit, in bolts on the river bank at market prices, less cost of towage to Vancouver.
See if you can't get the charterers to pay the towage over to her loading port.
An' if I was you, I'd find out how much o' this two thousand dollars' towage he's goin' to distribute to his crew.
He was sure to get his own extortionate terms out of me for towage whether he frowned or smiled.
For the towage of pleasure boats it is occasionally used, though these upper regions are rarely indeed penetrated by tourists.
This we were told would demand the towage of the engine over the last three miles.
It saves millions of dollars in towage to London alone every year.