Written by Robert Nelson “R.N.” Hodder

During the 1990s, Robert Nelson Hodder contributed articles to our inter-company newsletter that showcased his nostalgic recollections of growing up in the tugboat business. He drew from his personal experiences on the river as well as the stories passed down to him by his father and uncle, who were the original founders of Hodder Bros. Towing – the company that later became Hodder Tugboat Co. Ltd.

Although Bob has since passed away in 1998, his legacy lives on through the ongoing involvement of his sons and grandson in the company’s operations.