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Originally founded as the the Eastern Maine Towage Company of Belfast, Maine. The company was later acquired by Captain Arthur J. Fournier of Belfast, Maine.
Founded in 1988, as Maineport Towboat Incorporated. The company's beginnings stem from when Captain Arthur J. Fournier of Penobscot Bay Towing of Belfast Maine decided to expand his operations into Portland, Maine with the Portland Tugboat and Shipdocking Company of Portland, Maine.
Fournier decided to sell the company to two of his employees Duke Tomlin and John Worth. And in 1988, the company was rechristened as Maineport Towboat Incorporated.
In 2001, the Portland Tugboat and Shipdocking company was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York.
However, in 2005 Captain Fournier along with two of his sons Douglas Fournier and Patrick Fournier. Reacquired Maineport Towboat Incorporated. And, in 2009 the company became the Fournier Towing and Ship Service of Belfast, Maine. Founded by Captain Fournier,
The Fournier Towing and Ship Service operates towing vessels in the ports of Bucksport, Maine; Searsport, Maine and Belfast, Maine.
The company maintains offices in Belfast Maine. Captain Arthur J. Fournier passed away in 2013. However, his sons Douglas and Patrick continue to operate the company.