Issues & Advocacy

Congressional Towboat & Tugboat Tours

AWO held a busy season of tugboat and towboat tours for members of Congress and their staffers in 2019. These tours are an important part of AWO’s Congressional outreach strategy, providing legislators with hands-on industry education and allowing AWO members to build and strengthen the grassroots relationships that are vital to advancing our legislative agenda.

As of October 2019, 3 members of Congress and 102 congressional staffers representing 54 offices participated in 17 tugboat and towboat tours nationwide. 

See highlights from 2019's tours here, and highlights from 2018's tours here.


Virtual Tours

Sep 1
Virtual Tours

A Cook on the River

Learn what it means to be a live-in cook aboard an Ingram Barge Company towboat. With a captive audience, these talented cooks get to flex their creative muscles while keeping the mariners fed.  

Ingram Barge Company: Cook Careers