TowBoatU.S. location opens in North Carolina

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Capt. Lee Sykes is growing his on-the-water boat-towing business inland with the opening of a TowBoatU.S. location in Jordan Lake, N.C.

Located at Crosswinds Marina, Sykes’ business has two response boats: a 20-foot Privateer and a 24-foot Carolina Skiff. Sykes has hired two local captains to operate the port, including Capt. Brian Lischin, a retired police officer.

Sykes also is able to reach boaters on nearby Falls and Sharon Harris lakes by trailering his response boat to those waters.

“Before we opened on Lake Jordan, boaters didn’t have many options when they ran out of gas, needed a jump-start or other assistance,” said Sykes, who is Coast Guard-licensed, in a statement. “Trusting your luck to the passing of a good Samaritan or calling a friend to get you isn’t so simple anymore. For $58 a year, we’ll be there to get you and your family safely home at any hour, day or night.”

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