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Author Doeden, Matt.
Title Tugboats / by Matt Doeden.
Pub Info Mankato, Minn. : Pebble Books, an imprint of Capstone Press, c2007.
book jacket
 Bourne-Children's Room  J 623.8 DOE     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J 386 Doe     AVAILABLE
Descript 24 p. ; 24 x 29 cm.
Series Mighty machines
Pebble plus. Mighty machines.
Audience 390L Lexile
Summary "Summary: Simple text and photographs describe tugboats, their parts, and what they do"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Tugboats are little boats with lots of power -- Tugboats help move big ships and barges -- Tugboats have big, strong engines -- The engine fills most of the space -- In a tugboat the engine turns large propellers under the tugboat -- These blades push tugboats through the water -- Thick ropes called tow lines tie tugboats to ships -- The captain steers a tugboat from the pilothouse -- Tugboats help move big ships in tight places -- Big ships can't turn easily in narrow harbors and rivers -- Tugboats push ships -- Tugboats also can pull ships -- With towlines, tugboats help move ships into harbors -- Tugboats turn ships to go back out to sea -- Tugboats are small but they are very strong -- Tugboats are mighty machines -- Glossary.
Subject Tugboats -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780736867207