Capt. Francis Santos, of Flyer's Boat Shop on Provincetown Harbor in Massachusetts, has opened TowBoatUS Provincetown.
Managing the on-the-water towing company is Santos' son, Capt. Noah Santos, who is the third generation of the Santos family to work in the family's businesses.
"We have a short season, but a busy one," said Noah Santos, who is. Coast Guard-licensed. "Most people call us for assistance when they run out of fuel, damage drive gear or prop while running in the shallows or have an engine breakdown."
The company is the 11th TowBoatUS port in Massachusetts and joins neighbors in Boston, Scituate, Onset, Falmouth and Bass River.