(Boston Gas, Eastern Enterprises Inc., T-Wharf Towing Co. Inc., Mystic Steamship Co., )
Founded in 1857, the Boston Towboat Company began as the T-Wharf Towing Towing Company of Boston, Massachusetts. At the time it was owned by a parent company called the Mystic Steamship Company of Boston, Massachusetts.
The Mystic Steamship Company operated coal carrying colliers, transporting coal to, and from east coast ports such as New York, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; and Newport News, Virginia. However ownership changed hands when the T-Wharf Towing Company was absorbed into the parent company of Boston Gas Eastern Enterprises Incorporated of Boston, Massachusetts. The company was rebranded as the Boston Towboat Company Incorporated of Boston, Massachusetts.
The Boston Fuel Transportation Company was founded in 1932 by Bert Reinauer. The Boston Fuel Transportation Company operated a small fleet of motor tankers and barges that called on ports in New England. In the early 1950's he partnered with Vincent Tibbetts Sr. Who at the time, owned a company called the Chelsea Fuel Company of East Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1979, the Boston Fuel Transportation Company acquired the Ross Towboat Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The acquisition signaled the Boston Fuel Transportation Company's entrance into the ship assist market.
In 1985, the Boston Fuel Transportation Company acquired the Boston Towboat Company. This transaction included its yard, its vessels and the company's name. The combined companies formed the Boston Towing and Transportation Companies.