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PROFESSION MARINER: Vessels At Work
Towboat likes tight quarters of the Houston Ship Channel

Capt. Ralph Castillo was maneuvering the 70-foot pushboat, San Brooklyn, making his way through the narrow passage tightened with traffic and typical of the City Docks stretch of the Houston Ship Channel in Houston. San Brooklyn is owned by Shamrock Marine, a subsidiary of Houston-based Buffalo Marine Service and the sole provider of bare boat equipment to its parent company. Buffalo Marine, founded in 1935 by Thomas Studdert, provides bunkering and line-haul service in the channel from Houston to Galveston and east along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to Lake Charles, La., and west to Freeport, Texas.
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