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Who are we?

After decades of boating and fishing the waters of the Pacific Northwest my wife, Nona and I decided to make being on the water a full time gig.

In 2003, we packed up and moved from Newberg to Sauvie Island and started Northwest River Tow, a marine towing and salvage business. We partnered with Vessel Assist, then joined forces with Boat U.S.

In the nearly 13 years we have devoted to helping boaters, we have formed long term friendships with a lot of the people along the way. From customers to Emergency Responders and fellow marine industry professionals,we have truly found our home on the water.

We are always on or around the water either helping out a fellow boater in need or simply relaxing with a couple of rods in the water. If you are out and about, and you see us, say hello.

- Capt. Ted Carr
Community Involvement
River Safety Panel:

Originally started by the city of Portland, this group meets monthly and is comprised of Emergency Management Officials, First Responders, Indusrty Professionals and Private Citzens. Capt. Carr has been a member of the Panel since 2010. He acted as Chair Person of the Panel in 2012 and has been elected as the Vice Chair Person for 2013.
Capt. Carr doesn't just make a living on the water, he is involved in the boating community in an effort to promote boater awareness, safety and knowledge.
Boat U.S. Foundation - Life Jacket loaner program:

In an effort to educate boaters on the importance of wearing the appropriate size and style of life jacket while on the water, TowBoat U.S. - Portland acts as a Portland area Life Jacket Loaner Station.

Safety First!