TowBoatUS owner buys two more locations

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Capt. Conrad Morris is shown at the helm of one of his towboats.

Capt. Conrad Morris is shown at the helm of one of his towboats.

Capt. Conrad Morris, the owner of TowBoatUS Bay St. Louis in Mississippi, expanded by acquiring TowBoatUS Biloxi, Miss., and TowBoatUS East and West Lake Pontchartrain, La.

The towing and assistance company offers towing and soft ungrounding services for recreational boaters.

Morris grew up boating and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and nearby bays, rivers and bayous. He is a licensed captain and has spent his adult life working on the water. He opened TowBoatUS Bay St. Louis last summer.

“I’ve always enjoyed being on the water,” Morris said in a statement. “The fact that boaters are so grateful when we show up to lend a hand just adds to the satisfaction of doing this type of work.”

Morris’ companies now provide service to boaters along the entire Mississippi coast, extending from the Alabama border into Louisiana waters, including Gulf of Mexico bayous and barrier islands, all of Lake Pontchartrain and adjacent lakes and rivers.

His boats are a 26-foot Gravois aluminum boat with a 300-hp diesel engine; a 24-foot Boston Whaler with twin 175-hp outboards; a 23-foot Sea Hunt center console; and a 24-foot Parker center console with twin 150-hp outboards.

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