Arthur Fournier, no-nonsense New England tug owner, dies at 82


(PORTLAND, Maine) — Arthur Fournier, a tugboat company owner who made a name for himself in New England with his ability to handle ships and his "Boston roughness," has died at the age of 82, the Portland Press Herald reported. Fournier began his first tug company by buying a sunken vessel for $1, raising it and restoring it. He went on to develop a no-nonsense reputation on the waterfront. “He could be incredibly friendly or incredibly profane, depending on what was happening in the wheelhouse," said Greg Walsh, the founder of Professional Mariner.

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By Professional Mariner Staff