1 India St, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 331-1930

Established in 1881 and in continuous operation since then, Providence Steamboat currently operates six tugboats on Narragansett Bay including one state-of-the-art Z-drive tractor tug. All tug crews are licensed merchant mariners.

The company has been family owned throughout its existence. In March 2007 founding owners, the Mauran family of Providence, sold the business to the McAllister family of New York City who continue to run the company as part of their own family business, McAllister Towing and Transportation, Inc., which was founded in 1864.

Providence Steamboat Company has played a key role in commercial shipping on Narragansett Bay since its inception. The company has regularly done work for the U.S. Navy, and its distinctive green tugboats are a regular feature in Providence Harbor.

The company has a long record of safe reliable service.