(Roland Brusco Sr.)
The Brusco Towboat Company was founded by Roland Brusco Sr., as a small log towing outfit based in Longview, Washington.
In 1978, after incurring financial difficulties. The company was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon.
The Brusco Towboat Company operated as a separate entity from Brusco Tug And Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Which was founded by Roland Brusco Sr.'s son, Bo Brusco in 1984. Which was partially financed by Brix family who owned Knappton Towboat Company.