The Power of Social Media

Whenever you hear that phrase it is generally with some kind of negative connotation. Whether it is about kids posting photos of themselves being degenerates, or bullying on Facebook. I for one however am a big proponent of the good power of social media. Aside from the exchange of ideas and information, there is also the ability to connect with like-minded people you never would have met.
Over the last few years I have met up with a few of these like-minded people. Tugboat guys, supply boat guys, and sailors of all types. Not long ago I got to tie up alongside the man behind crew boat chronicles, someone who I count as a good friend and regular confidant. More recently I got to meet up with a new friend from the tugboatinformation.com facebook group. A little background if you don’t know, tugboat information is the go to source of information about tugs and towing companies in the United States. The associated facebook group is also the biggest collection of tugboat nerds and professionals you will ever meet. Back on point another photo bug member of the group from the west coast came out east for a fall road trip. He and his wife have been making the fall rounds, being leaf peepas, and getting their fill of New England’s famous seafood.
I had mentioned on the group that we should try and cross paths and luckily enough that is exactly what happened. We met up to take some photos of a veritable tug parade at the east end of the canal, and then again the following night for dinner. The therapist fiancé and myself had a great time and I can’t thank our new friends enough for such wonderful conversation, laughter, and dinner! So I hope they enjoy the rest of their road trip and we get to cross paths again!

Ocean Tower

Ocean Tower

Another meeting situation!

Another meeting situation!

Ezyduzit

Ezyduzit

Ellen Bouchard, Buckley McAllister & Craig Eric Reinauer

Ellen Bouchard, Buckley McAllister & Craig Eric Reinauer

About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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