Monday, February 16, 2009

Michael Moran

10 First Place. Founder of the Moran Tugboat Company, which has been in business for more than 150 years. Now based in Connecticut, the company has one of the largest tug boat operations on the East Coast, with 96 tugs and 30 barges. The tugs are distinguished by a large white M on their black smokestacks. Although publicly held. the business is still family operated.


Michael Moran, President of the Moran Towing and Transportation Company, died yesterday at his home, 10 First Place Brooklyn, New York. He came to this country with his parents. At the age of 9, he worked as a driver on the Erie Canal. He later became the owner of a canal boat. In 1860, he started the towboat company. He was known as the “Commodore”. He was a member of the Maritime Exchange and the National Board of Steam Navigation. and the Association for the Protection of Commerce. He leaves 2 sons and a daughter. Funeral – June 30, 1907 at St.Stephens R.C. Church, Hicks and Summit Street.

Brooklyn Daily Standard Union

June 29, 1907

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