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Towing station opens in Rouses Point, N.Y.

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Capt. John Mott, owner of Barcombs Marina, opened a commercial on-the-water towing service for Lake Champlain's boaters, TowBoatU.S. Rouses Point, N.Y.

The port is located at the marina and provides 24-hour-a-day assistance to local boaters and anglers, including tows back to a marina or launch ramp, battery jump starts, fuel dropoffs or ungrounding services.

TowBoatU.S. Rouses Point is equipped with a 23-foot Fiberform response boat. Onboard is a full complement of towing and salvage equipment including extra fuel, engine fluids, pumps and a battery "jump pack" to handle dead batteries. Mott also is a certified diver and carries dive gear aboard.

Capt. Mott grew up across the street from Barcombs Marina, where he launched Mott Marine Repair in 1983 and eventually bought the marina. He also is a certified boat engine master technician and is the second assistant fire chief at Rouses Point Volunteer Fire Department.

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