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TowBoatU.S. enlists New Castle tow boats

TowBoatU.S. New Castle has joined the fleet of the nation’s largest on-the-water towing service for recreational boaters. New Castle is the fifth TowBoatU.S. port in Delaware.

Located just south of Battery Park near the entrance of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, TowBoatU.S. New Castle is operated by Capt. James Christiansen. The service will operate a 30-foot red Sportcraft towboat and cover the Bay from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to Ship John Shoal.

Boaters in need of towing assistance can reach TowBoatU.S. New Castle by VHF radio on Ch. 16; by calling the port directly at (302) 250-3734; or through the BoatU.S. toll-free Dispatch Service at (800) 391-4869.