Founded in 1881, the Providence Steamboat Company of Providence, Rhode Island. Was one of the oldest tugboat operations in New England.
Providence Steamboat provided a full range of ship assist services on Narragansett Bay including the ports of Fall River and Somerset Massachusetts as well as Providence, Tiverton, Melville, Newport, Jamestown Anchorage, Quonset, and Davisville, Rhode Island.
However in 2006, the company was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where the Providence Steamboat became the McAllister Towing subsidiary, McAllister Towing of Narragansett Bay.