Small, Powerful Tugboat is Marion Legend

Popeye at Barden's Boat Yard. Photo/Barden's Boat Yard
Popeye at Barden’s Boat Yard. Photo/Barden’s Boat Yard

Sippican Week: Small and scrappy, it’s hard to imagine a better name than Popeye for a 14’ tugboat.

Many Marionites will remember the Barden’s Boat Yard’s little red boat from Fourth of July parades past, and while it’s currently out of service, carpenter Paul White said Popeye will be likely be back in action soon.

White, a longtime member of the Barden’s team, built the tug from scratch in 1989 using plans from boat designer Jay Benford.

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