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Capt. Matt Register pilots the J.P. McAllister, of McAllister Towing in Wilmington, N.C., back toward the docks on the Cape Fear River. The Tugboats Margaret McAllister and Kathryne E. McAllister helped guide and dock the Yang Ming Elixir, an 882-foot long container ship with approximately 2,000 cargo containers at the North Carolina State Port at Wilmington. Photo by Mike Spencer

McAllister Towing of Wilmington, N.C. is one of 17 locations along the U.S. East Coast owned and operated by McAllister Towing & Transportation. Locally the company has three tugboats in service. The workhorse of the trio, the Tractor Tug Margaret McAllister works alongside tugboats J.P. McAllister and Kathyrne E. McAllister to dock container ships like the Yang Ming Elixir, an 882-foot long container ship with approximately 2,000 cargo containers at the North Carolina State Port at Wilmington. Captain Glenn E. Turbeville, Vice President of McAllister Towing of Wilmington, N.C. oversees the local fleet of tugs and crew. Each tugboat typically has a crew of three that includes a Captain, Engineer and a deckhand.
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Capt. Matt Register pilots the J.P. McAllister, of McAllister Towing in Wilmington, N.C., back toward the docks on the Cape Fear River. The Tugboats Margaret McAllister and Kathryne E. McAllister helped guide and dock the Yang Ming Elixir, an 882-foot long container ship with approximately 2,000 cargo containers at the North Carolina State Port at Wilmington.  Photo by Mike Spencer<br />
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McAllister Towing of Wilmington, N.C. is one of 17 locations along the U.S. East Coast owned and operated by McAllister Towing & Transportation. Locally the company has three tugboats in service. The workhorse of the trio, the Tractor Tug Margaret McAllister works alongside tugboats J.P. McAllister and Kathyrne E. McAllister to dock container ships like the Yang Ming Elixir, an 882-foot long container ship with approximately 2,000 cargo containers at the North Carolina State Port at Wilmington. Captain Glenn E. Turbeville, Vice President of McAllister Towing of Wilmington, N.C. oversees the local fleet of tugs and crew. Each tugboat typically has a crew of three that includes a Captain, Engineer and a deckhand.