(Knappton Towboat Company)
Founded in 1910, the Brix Maritime Company began when a series of steamers were acquried for log towing by the Brix family of the small Columbia River community of Knappton, Washington,
In 1920, their operations were incorporated as the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon.
In the following decades, Knappton would acquire the majority of their competitors in the log-towing business. Making the company the primary tugboat operator on the lower Columbia River.
In 1988, the company was restructured, reorganized, and renamed as the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.
In 1993, the Brix Maritime Company was acquired by Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Kyle Stubbs)