Broadcast Notice To Mariners
Today (5/11/21) we spoke with the USCG regarding the submerged objects on the north channel of the Kent Narrows. On May 4th, the Army Corp of Engineers surveyed the channel and at that time they were unable to find any submerged objects. They did find a shoal (details below) and temporary aids to navigation will be placed later this week to navigate boaters around the shoal. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have further questions. (410) 745-3000
Broadcast Notice to Mariners:
SAFETY / MD-CHESAPEAKE BAY-CHESTER RIVER-KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH (CHART 12272)-SHOALING / ATON / SEC MD-NCR BNM 065-21 / Fri, 07 May 2021 19:56:46 -0500
1. HAZARD TO NAVIGATION – A USACE SURVEY CONDUCTED ON 05/04/2021 HAS IDENTIFIED SHOALING TO A DEPTH OF FOUR FEET IN THE KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH WITHIN THE CHANNEL BOUNDARIES BETWEEN KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH LIGHT 2KN (LLNR 26415) AND KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH LIGHT 8 (LLNR 26435).
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Chesapeake Bay Program
When you call a local, privately-owned TowBoatUS business for assistance, it is our local captains and crew that respond. Your membership supports our family-owned business, adds local jobs, and builds the area economy. As an independent company, we are proud to be affiliated with BoatUS, the largest boat owner’s association in the Nation, and to serve its members. The nine individual TowBoatUS companies which serve the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Peninsula boast 34 ports and more than 35 tow boats that are ready to assist 24/7/365. When you add the many nation-wide benefits of a BoatUS membership to our local towing power, our team cannot be beat. Thank you for shopping local and from all of our Chesapeake Bay area TowBoatUS families, we wish you a happy and safe boating season. Give us a call to learn more about our local service, national benefits and how you can become a TowBoatUS member. Our direct local number is (410) 745-3000. BoatUS National Dispatch: (800) 391-4869.
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Hiring Part-Time Captains
TowBoatUS Kent Narrows & Knapp’s Narrows is seeking an enthusiastic Part-Time Captain who has a passion for working on the water, can accomplish tasks unsupervised and make quick, appropriate decisions under pressure.
☑️Captains will provide boaters with marine towing, fuel drops, ungrounding’s, battery jumps and general marine assistance.
☑️ The candidates will maintain the towing vessels, assist with salvages and accurately record notes, details and other information.
☑️We are looking for professional Captains with a safety first mindset. Someone who enjoys working with a team, has boat handling skills and knows the local waters.
☑️If you think you have what it takes to work in the fast-paced field of marine towing and salvage, please contact us directly at (410) 745-3000. You can also email us your resume to : Info@TowJamm.com
Please review our website for further details: www.TowJammMarine.com
We are looking to hire Captains to cover the areas of the Kent Narrows, Knapp’s Narrows and Cambridge. Candidates should live on the Eastern Shore.
***Must have a USCG captains license with a towing endorsement and DIVE certification is a PLUS***
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32 Year Anniversary
32 years of assisting boaters on the Chesapeake Bay. Hard work, integrity and communication, mixed with a bit of brackish water has been our key to success.
Here’s a few fun facts:
-We are a woman owned business.
-Locally owned and operated on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we are a family operation fortunate enough to work with some of the best captain’s on the Bay. (Shout out to Capt. Trevor for over 14 years as Head Captain)
-When we opened in 1989, our boats were green. We became affiliated with BoatUS in 1991 and have had red boats ever since.
-Boating and water safety are paramount to our business.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the local businesses with whom we have great working relationships, the boaters who have entrusted us to get them home safely, and last but not least, the entire Tow Jamm crew whose dedication and grit has made this all possible. Here’s to the next 32 years!
SMALL, LOCAL BUSINESS- OUR HISTORY
Tow Jamm Marine started in 1989 with 2 people, Mary & Bill Gilmer and 1 green towboat. At the time, there was not a big presence of marine assistance towing & salvage on the Chesapeake like there is today. We began 24/7 assistance for boaters and the rest has been history. In 1991 we signed a contract with BoatUS to become affiliated with the nations largest on-water towing fleet. We continued to grow our fleet and our captains with the mission to provide safe, reliable and quality service to boaters in need. We owe our success to our customers, local marine businesses (marinas, boat yards,mechanics), word of mouth and more (too many of you to list!). Because of your support over the years, you’ve helped a small business grow, add employees, support families and the local marine economy and beyond. For this, we thank you and you have our word that we will always be ready, 24/7, to come to your assistance. (Mary & Bill’s grandchildren are now growing up as 3rd generation towboaters!) The boating world is small and when you support local businesses, it has a positive effect throughout the community. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! We look forward to serving you for decades to come. To the other small businesses, we support you and commend you for your dedication.
Few people know the Chesapeake Bay and it’s waterways as well as Tow Jamm’s very own Fleet Captain, Trevor Hammon. Trevor is a local captain, waterman and waterfowl hunting guide. His knowledge of the Eastern Shore and it’s tributaries are second to none. Capt. Trevor has handpicked some of his favorite anchorages and we are sharing them so that you can enjoy fall boating to the fullest.
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*Before anchoring, please check the weather forecast, the tides and local charts of the area to familiarize yourself. Be sure you set your anchor with the appropriate scope ratio and turn on your anchor light if you are staying overnight. You are responsible for your boat and the safety of you and your guests aboard. For more information or questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-745-3000. Happy Boating!