Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ

Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ

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Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging Peter Brix Signed w/DJ
 
The Brix Maritime Story A Century Of Towboating and Barging by Peter Brix  SIGNED
Hard cover with Dust Jacket
209 pages
Copyright 2013
CONTENTS
Foreword by Tom Martin  viii
Introductionx
I. The Beginning: 1909-19393
Ii. Move To Portland: 1940-1949  19
Iii. Modernizing The Fleet: 1950-1960 31
Iv. A New Brix At The Helm: 1961-196843
V. A Decade Of Expansion: 1967-197959
Vi. Bonneville & Beyond: 1971-1979 77
Vii. Growth Through Acquisition: 1977  103
Viii. Blue Water Opportunities: 1978-1982  113
Ix. Rough Seas: 1980-1989 127
X. The Yukon River: 1983-1999  133
Xi. Creative Development: 1983-1993  147
Xii. Brusco Tug & Barge: 1984-Present 165
Xiii. Moving Forward: 1993-2013  179
Vessel List 186
Company List 193
Afterword  194
Acknowledgments 196
Bibliography 197
Index 198
Homage209

INTRODUCTION
The name Brix has been associated with maritime business in the United States for more than a century. Since two Brix brothers purchased their first vessel in 1910, dozens of companies and hundreds of vessels have evolved under full or partial Brix ownership. Their stories flow through the current of America's maritime history.
Over the course of three generations, the Brix' maritime interest grew from a one-boat log-towing operation into one of the major transportation providers of the US Pacific coast and beyond. Its early wooden-hulled, steam-powered tugboats were replaced by steel-hulled vessels powered by diesel. Its first fleet of barges, each about 60 feet long, became larger and more versatile, measuring up to 425 feet, with capacities of up to 65,000 barrels of oil and 12,000 tons of dry cargo.
The heart of the Brix maritime business was Knappton Towboat Company, created in 1920 by P.J. Brix. During the Great Depression, the towboat company was one of the Brix' largest concerns that kept the family in business. By the time P.J. had passed it on to his son John in 1949, Knappton Towboat had a solid foundation. When John passed away in 1960, his son, Peter, took the helm and the company developed an even stronger presence as he pursued a steady course of mergers, acquisitions and improvements.

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